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by TheLion
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL
Replies: 53
Views: 7636

Re: Willie Walsh: I would like BA to return to MEL

While I’d love to see this happen, MEL seems way way too adventurous for Walsh and his hapless bunch of death-by-a-thousand-cuts fools.

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by TheLion
Thu May 31, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22330

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Just like they serve Bratislava, Slovakia via an airport in Hungary.... Which airlines serve Bratislava via an airport in Hungary? Something's got mixed up here... :? Can you show us BA, AF, KL, LH, IB, TK, TP, EI, LX or just about any major Euro carrier's flights into BTS? You'll find that OK and ...

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by TheLion
Mon May 21, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3381

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

I see this as good news for Uganda and her people. It can and should be viable, if run properly. I'd add that as much as I'd like to visit, I will not go to Uganda until its vicious and virulently homophobic government is removed from power. That aside, the relaunch of Uganda Airlines is a welcome d...

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by TheLion
Thu May 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9945

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Surely a long haul route...

What else could truly be described as historic but a maiden TATL from SAT?

BA to LHR or LH to FRA are my bold predictions...

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by TheLion
Wed May 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10636

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

Spohr comes across as yet another hapless corporate neoliberal in an era where that awful ideology is dying. Starving OS of more modern, fuel-efficient aircraft at a time of rising fuel prices, while expecting them to improve returns (ie savage their loyal staff’s benefits, T&Cs et al some more)...

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by TheLion
Wed May 16, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread

This still makes my blood boil. I wanted to visit Tibet when I travelled through China, but would never compromise my principles of independent travel nor never directly funding oppressive regimes. Now the Chinese government is more powerful than ever, Tibet’s role on the world stage ever more dimi...

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by TheLion
Tue May 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy destinations?
Replies: 23
Views: 3220

Re: Air Italy destinations?

OP, why don’t you just find out for yourself? This info is easily available publicly...

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by TheLion
Sun May 13, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?
Replies: 19
Views: 5301

Re: British Airways' 787. Missed Opportunity?

Load factor doesn't tell the whole story. I have been on a few of the new routes and there didn't seem to be enough premium seating on the 787. F OK though with the 8 seats on the -9. Economy had a quite a few spare seats but J and prem fully booked every time. Based on released drawings, BA will b...

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by TheLion
Sun May 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania confirms order for 1 787-8
Replies: 37
Views: 10417

Re: Air Tanzania confirms order for 1 787-8

There was one that I saw online recently which shows the aircraft but unpainted, that was a few weeks ago so hopefully there are more recent photos as the delivery date in July is fast approaching. I'm personally looking forward to seeing the first B788 painted in the beautiful Air Tanzania colour ...

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by TheLion
Sat May 12, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 154
Views: 30913

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

It’s just weird and doesn’t work at all. Yet the concepts contained within are actually good ones, just very poorly executed. The design is all wrong, yet the motifs have so much potential. The markhor is a great choice of a new emblem for PIA, yet is wasted on a white tail and wholly eurowhite fuse...

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by TheLion
Sat May 12, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread

Forgive my ignorance, but are there any unusual legal/bureaucratic obstacles for foreigners visiting Tibet? Tibet Travel Permit required. You should be able to get one through a travel agency. True. This Chinese article got an explanation on that 入藏函-关于外籍游客前往西藏旅游的说明Instructions on Tibet tour for fo...

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by TheLion
Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Next Generation Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: Boeing 737 Next Generation Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Well I’ll post and support it. Does anyone have any recent photos of -NGs on the production line?

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by TheLion
Fri May 11, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania confirms order for 1 787-8
Replies: 37
Views: 10417

Re: Air Tanzania confirms order for 1 787-8

So does anyone have any photos of Air Tanzania’s B788, which should be in production?

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by TheLion
Fri May 11, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insider info/rumor: CA to start CTU-LGW service with 3x weekly A333 flights on July 3
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Air China adds Chengdu – London Gatwick from 03 July 2018

Rather short notice, but Chinese airlines seem to do this a lot. Maybe they can fill seats last minute through tour operators. If confirmed, BA will soon regret cancelling CTU, as the recent plethora of China-UK routes launched by Chinese carriers is quickly covering all main bases. Indeed iirc the ...

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by TheLion
Fri May 11, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7307

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

BA really need to hurry up and beat DL to the punch here if they want to get their foot in the door in the Midwest, especially as CMH is the last major market in the region without a TATL route. I’ve been saying for a while that BA should serve it, but will they be too late? Again.

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by TheLion
Wed May 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15747

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

A groundbreaking route without question, however starting in just a week’s time?

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by TheLion
Tue May 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8656

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Finally. A wholly logical add, with connections at the London end. In my view, this is a real no-brainer, no-risk route that should never have been terminated in the first place. The IAG management are so, so conservative. There’s no other description for their strategy. They’re even putting almost...

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by TheLion
Tue May 08, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8656

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Finally. A wholly logical add, with connections at the London end. In my view, this is a real no-brainer, no-risk route that should never have been terminated in the first place. The IAG management are so, so conservative. There’s no other description for their strategy. They’re even putting almost ...

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by TheLion
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24948

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Mods: can we update the title for easier reading please. Maybe simply “Gulf Air unveils new livery, uniform & strategy”?

Thanks
The Lion

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by TheLion
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24948

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Yes! At last we have a good livery update! Agree with the many positive comments here. It's good to see a decent design that not only works well, with a balanced use of colour offsetting the white, but also successfully updates a current livery, even improving on it. Thumbs up to this elegant scheme...

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by TheLion
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 154
Views: 30913

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

The new livery is official. https://www.dawn.com/news/1399780/first-plane-to-land-at-new-islamabad-airport-tomorrow It looks ok, yet the flag is strange, like others point out. A stylised flag covering the tail, with the markhor across the rear of the fuselage (a la NZ or TK) would be better. This ...

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by TheLion
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34392

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Goodyear wrote:


The sad part is, the individual who was responsible for this horrendous rebrand probably got promoted. This is probably the ugliest A350 out there. What a sad, missed opportunity.


Yes, agreed. This is ab-so-f******lutely atrocious. Bland corporatism at its worst :worried:

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by TheLion
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 5542

Re: Commercial flights to Antarctica in the future

Totally agree with the last two comments. Antarctica should be kept commercial flight-free, with only a limited number of cruise ships allowed to visit. Sorry OP, but the premise of your thread is tone deaf, not to mention naive. Suggesting that commercial flights should or could operate to Antarcti...

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28895

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

So does anyone have more pics or info on this?

Cheers
The Lion

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Atlantic lone B777 in revised livery
Replies: 6
Views: 3011

Re: Euro Atlantic lone B777 in revised livery

This is how it looked before its lease to Med-View: 4493471 THIS is how it looks NOW: http://skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=10125 I really like the new titles typeface and the way the logo is now displayed on the tail. Kinda reminds me a bit of the old Corsair livery. Yes it’...

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA already dropping SEZ ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4846

Re: BA already dropping SEZ ?

LHR to SEZ will be a seasonal flight and is in the timetable as such. Although personally I expected the route to be year round and that may well change for the winter schedules. The reason that it is served from LHR over LGW is the fact that BA had some slack in their B787 capacity at LHR which en...

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA already dropping SEZ ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4846

Re: BA already dropping SEZ ?

I doubt that very much. Source?

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20706

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

DUPLICATE. MODS PLEASE DELETE.

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20706

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Agreed. This was a golden PR opportunity. Thirded. I do find it hard to understand why they didn’t though. Winning an Olympic gold medal is one of the greatest achievements in life. If I was travelling up front, I’d volunteer to give my seat up. So should others. You've got to either be filthy stin...

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11539

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

WIederling wrote:
TheLion wrote:
hahahahahahaha I LOVE that there’s an a.net thread a few days in advance of POSSIBLE snowfall in the UK. Says it all :rotfl:


They'll get to the unexpected and terrifying ?hellhole? bright spot in the sky eventually.

Duck and Cover!


haha #weak :hyper: :hissyfit: :bouncy:

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20706

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

If the seats were available they should have done it for PR value if nothing else. If the seats were full then understandable. Agreed. This was a golden PR opportunity. Thirded. I do find it hard to understand why they didn’t though. Winning an Olympic gold medal is one of the greatest achievements...

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by TheLion
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11539

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

hahahahahahaha I LOVE that there’s an a.net thread a few days in advance of POSSIBLE snowfall in the UK. Says it all :rotfl:

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 28
Views: 8402

Re: QR to reveal new economy seat

They are a very good airline normally and streets ahead of some of the legacies but they have made a mistake of thinking a top draw personal entertainment system is more important than personal space. Qatar Airways is not the only airline who think this way. Few years ago we had this interview with...

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by TheLion
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28895

Re: Subtle livery change for Icelandair

According to one source on a local aviation group in Iceland, it will go through more painting once in KEF where the full livery will be applied. Sure hope that's the case! I hope that's the case too. Seems like the finer details have yet to be painted like the logo on the winglets and the texture ...

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by TheLion
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Boeing is squeezing its suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Bloomberg Boeing Article

Seems like a foolish strategy at best and an example of the brutal excesses of neoliberal corporate western supremacist capitalism at worst. It would appear the latter of the two courses you propose could well be the result in the mid term. By savaging suppliers’ procedures and cost bases you can on...

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16831

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

BML87 wrote:
Image


This could be a good livery we a.netters might actually like. Here’s hoping...

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16831

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

Sure, but the two I suggested, especially Canada Airways, are distinct no? Most jurisdictions extend trademark protection to similar names in related industries, so I expect AC would still have grounds for an objection, but I'd want to check with a lawyer before I put money on it. A fair point. Alt...

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16470

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Colors of the new livery are better visible in the following render: https://imagr.eu/up/jHOoG_DWZuqddWsAA1SvM.jpg https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-qatar-maroon-features-in-air-italy-liver-446023/ I actually quite like this livery. It looks decent, with a reasonable level of inno...

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16831

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

XAM2175 wrote:
TheLion wrote:
I could see a name change happen. Canadian Airways or Canada Airways anyone?


Been done, can't be done again as Air Canada got all the CP Air / Canadian Airlines trademarks in the merger.


Sure, but the two I suggested, especially Canada Airways, are distinct no?

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by TheLion
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16470

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Well we should later today see Air Italy's new brand. Hopefully the livery is a good one after recent turkeys...

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16831

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

I could see a name change happen. Canadian Airways or Canada Airways anyone? I for one do like the teal. It complements the quirky mid Blue and it’s also not so common in aircraft liveries now NZ have evolved to reflecting their national flag colour identity. Guess we’ll have to wait another 11 days...

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD
Replies: 13
Views: 5441

Re: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD

With LH’s Central European location, the A321neo will be a great plane for them to serve smaller markets in the Middle East, North and West Africa. Thus I expect you’ll see some new routes plus existing ones being served by the new aircraft. ADD and JED would seem like prime candidates.

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.
Replies: 14
Views: 2583

Re: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.

Any fleet updates? Isn’t a 777 too big for an airline that’s got no reputation to speak of? I did a brief search yesterday, however couldn’t find any recent articles. I suppose they would look at London as their first European destination. Wouldn't a B767 be more suitable for an airline like this? ...

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by TheLion
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

jetero wrote:
SFOThinker wrote:
Didn't Lufthansa fly into Monterrey at one time in the past? I think I remember that.


Yes. Also MID.


Sorry, when did LH fly to Monterrey and Mérida?

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by TheLion
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

IB used to fly there and I wouldn't be shocked if they still want to but are currently limited by needing more airplanes. After the IAG takeover IB basically went into core business mode to ensure it was making money and is now being very conservative about its expansion. The turnaround has worked ...

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 16916

Re: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo

Unbelievably cautious decision. There are so many routes QF could operate successfully with the Dreamliner. Insofaras route network is concerned like Willie Walsh, Alan Joyce only knows how to cut, not how to develop an airline’s offering.

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 15640

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

I’m also more surprised that Guyana has no connection to London. Is one of the few countries in the world with no flights to the former colonial power. Actually, it’s one of many, mainly ex-UK colonies. Guyana, Belize, Iraq, Burma, Brunei, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Sierra...

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 54611

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

LAX772LR wrote:

Dutchy wrote:
20 hours on a plane? That will be cruel and inhumane.

Tell me: why do people persist in making posts like this EVERY FREAKIN' TIME there's a thread about ULR routes? :roll:


Agree. They’re not entirely wrong, but they are tiresome and boring repeating this mantra.

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?
Replies: 32
Views: 5927

Re: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?

flymco753 wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
DTW-Everywhere :duck:
Oh look another troll! :roll:


hahahaha brilliant :rotfl:

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by TheLion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4772

Re: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC

Ugh, so true. As an African myself, I am sick and tired of seeing this kind of thing happening on my continent. It only ends up hurting the country, the local businesses, and the people. Sw733 I think you missed drdisque’s sarcasm ;) . It is a pity DRC government inserts politics over what should b...

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