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by neomax
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rogue 763 maintenance issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Rogue 763 maintenance issue?

This is pretty typical on the AC front. There is enough slack in the Mainline AC fleets to cover for these flights. That's pretty interesting! Any particular reason for this? Lot of downtime? Large fleet or smart management of it? It's pretty rare to see this outside of AC and they're definitely un...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 85
Views: 8966

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

It’s absolutely ridiculous if Boeing is still trying to figure out if there's a business case for an NMA. It's obvious to anyone with a pulse that a clean sheet NMA is badly needed and there is clear evidence for it. They will have years after the build the pax variant to sort out the logistics of a...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 63
Views: 7508

Re: Drone flies close to A380

If the drone operator was in-fact an A380 pilot, does it occur to anyone with all these concerns that (s)he could have talked to the pilot flying the A380 to confirm flight path and possible lift-off point before-hand? I can see that as a definite possibility, especially if they were friends and co...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 63
Views: 7508

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Normally this would concern me, but the guy is an A380 Captain so he probably knew what he was doing.

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by neomax
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 190
Views: 21649

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

I'm personally putting my money on Houston. It'll probably end up being Seattle, could also be Miami. But if it's not those two, it will be IAH no two ways about it.

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by neomax
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 190
Views: 21649

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

What? Are you suggesting people travelling from Asia to SEA should disembark at YVR? Should people also travel to Pyongyang to get to Seoul or Paris to get to London? I don’t believe CX is an opportunistic airline that was waiting for DL to cut HKG. However, I could be completely wrong and maybe th...

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by neomax
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 190
Views: 21649

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

1. Las Vegas-No
2. Austin-No way
3. Miami-Strong chance
4. Houston-Strong chance
5. Salt Lake City-No way in hell
6. Honolulu-???
7. Seattle-Too close to YVR
8. Denver-Bigger fish out there
9. Dallas-Plausible but unlikely

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by neomax
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25298

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Interesting. Watch this space.

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by neomax
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 426
Views: 42019

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Since this story and the DL return to BOM emerged around exactly the same time, I figured it makes sense to kill two birds with one stone. 1. Both are inevitable. DL will have to return to India at some point and also cannot ignore Texas forever. Both populations are gigantic. 2. Neither are happeni...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it common practice to use derated takeoffs in snow/icy conditions?
Replies: 43
Views: 2045

Is it common practice to use derated takeoffs in snow/icy conditions?

It is fairly standard knowledge that in dry or normal weather, takeoffs are derated, but what about snow or icy weather? Are takeoffs still derated? I have heard that some airlines specifically prohibit derated takeoffs when the runway is contaminated in such a manner.

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by neomax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Boeing and Embraer announce merger
Replies: 56
Views: 12839

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

So serious question, what is gonna be the new name of Embraer planes? B190?

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by neomax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11991

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

compensateme wrote:
Please tell me where one could build a second airport in the Atlanta area in which corrupt politicians and Delta would be a bigger obstical than residents who don’t want to live by an airport (or at least have their property value suffer).


Literally anywhere in Atlanta?!

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by neomax
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11991

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

The reality is in most cities with big airports, the airport needs the city more than the city needs the airport from the perspective of revenue generation. In New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, the city often dictates what the airport/airlines can do. This is not always true in other big cities lik...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 2135

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

Interesting, what causes this at LGA and MDW?

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6859

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

I think the real question is why other airlines do have them. The US is fairly unique in its size and high rate of domestic shipment which necessities an extensive domestic network that is best handled with dedicated cargo airlines like FedEx, UPS, DHL, Kalitta, Prime, etc. Europe even has few such ...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 2135

Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

I never had the fun of flying into Kai Tak, but I always wondered, for those who did, is DCA the closest thing to it? The approach seems to have a pretty similar right bank all the way down down to the threshold. The terrain is pretty different as well I would imagine, I guess the main difference wo...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11991

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

AHN and MCN have both had scheduled passenger service in the past, and CSG is on the fringe of 90 minutes (Google Map shows it at 1:26 from the airport, and 1:28 from Downtown). True, but that was in the past. And CSG's only flight is to ATL, which defeats the point of driving to an alternate. If y...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11991

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

USAirKid wrote:
BFI doesn't have commercial service, and its unlikely to gain commercial service, as its been looked at and the road capacity isn't really there.

SEA/PAE might be a reasonable comparison.


My bad, I indeed did mean PAE.

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11991

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

The only major hub airports missing from this list are ATL, MSP, and SLC. I see a common theme here. As previously mentioned, AHN, MCN and CSG all meet your criteria. Unless I'm missing something, AHN and MCN do not have scheduled commercial service and CSG is above 1.5 hrs. Allegiant would count b...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11991

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

Based on your criteria, MSP has RST (technically STC as well, but that's only G4), even though I've never heard of anyone driving there over MSP for a flight. Nice catch! I suspect because they are a bit on the far side. I think the farthest distance was between CLT and GSO/GSP, but I later saw som...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 11991

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

For the purposes of this list, I consider anything 1h-1.5hr to be an alternative airport because I personally drive this on my commute to work. SEA/BFI SFO/OAK/SJC LAX/LGB/SNA/ONT PHX/AZA DEN/COS DFW/DAL
 IAH/HOU ORD/MDW/MKE DTW/FNT BOS/PVD JFK/EWR/LGA PHL/TTN IAD/DCA/BWI CLT/GSO/GSP TPA/PIE/SRQ MCO...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AirBlue ever fly to the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Will AirBlue ever fly to the US?

They had A340's so the precedent is there, but what are the odds of it actually happening? Do they even have intentions of Int'l expansion?

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

Due to threats in Lahore that have apparently compromised the airport's security, the flight is being diverted to Islamabad. https://timesofislamabad.com/13-Jul-2018/etihad-airways-flight-carrying-nawaz-maryam-to-be-diverted-to-islamabad-sources?utm_source=push-notification&utm_medium=direct Thi...

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

In case anyone is wondering why this flight is such a big deal, Nawaz Sharif has been a three-time prime minister who while polarizing due to corruption is extremely popular in the province of Punjab (by far largest province of the country in terms of population) due to making the country a nuclear ...

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

Flight is scheduled for an 8:00PM arrival, his brother and Chief Minister of Punjab Shebbaz Sharif has begun the rally and march towards the airport. Nawaz is supposedly being transported straight from the airport to jail but these protests show no signs of letting up. The entire country is tracking...

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

Will the airport be receiving other flights too or will this result in an airport closure as well? Don't know but according to my cousins in the city, unrest is pretty high not just in the city but in the whole country right now so probably no. The security situation is extremely tense right now. T...

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

Lahore airport has been surrounded by the army, the entire city is on lockdown, thousands have gathered in the streets waiting outside barriers of the airport.

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by neomax
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46183

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I have not looked through 9 pages of this thread, but this is an amazing amount of speculation for what literally amounts to an empty promise to serve Mumbai from some unknown point at some unknown time. It is completely open ended, mainly because they have not actually developed any sort of real pl...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9628

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

I would not be surprised if they hit this target. Getting restricted bilaterals relaxed is probably a big part of this strategy and the strength of the network forms a kind of snowball effect that gives QR a lot of leverage and bargaining power as the network grows. Especially when talking to small ...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9628

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

I can immediately think of 10 in North America:

EWR
DTW
MCO

PHX
DEN
SAN

SEA
YYZ

YYC

YVR

It is a fact that QR is going to pick some of these, which ones nobody knows.

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Former PM of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif flying EY back to Pakistan; to be arrested on arrival at LHE

According to the media, the flight details have the pair flying back on EY18 and EY243 on LHR-AUH-LHE on Friday, July 13. Upon their arrival the airport will be closed and the pair will be arrested on arrival and sent to jail. https://timesofislamabad.com/08-Jul-2018/nawaz-sharif-maryam-nawaz-flight...

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4341

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Chemist wrote:
Why stop here? Have a submarine train and then you can just rail into the water and cruise to the islands.


:rotfl:

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by neomax
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4341

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Hahahaha

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by neomax
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s IFE situation
Replies: 21
Views: 5211

Re: Delta’s IFE situation

It gives me more options, I can work and watch the IFE. Working and watching TV at the same time? I’m glad you don’t work for me... You've never caught up on email while watching TV? It's pretty obvious what he meant. The office isn't in the plane, he was talking about simple busywork that everyone...

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by neomax
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL
Replies: 38
Views: 9119

Re: LATAM's first pax 77E on its way to SCL

Damn those pics are foggy as hell!

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by neomax
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6599

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

I think this surprises no one with DL entering the market, but I definitely do not think it is worth downgrading NRT and TPE to a 772. What they should've done instead is gone for frequency and split the existing frequency into two 787's and keep the 77W's on the TPAC routes. India is a big market ...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shaheen Air banned from flying Islamabad-Dubai
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Shaheen Air banned from flying Islamabad-Dubai

Extremely puzzling to say the least. Why target this route specifically? If they want to get attention, they should apply any action to the company as a whole, this is just strange. https://propakistani.pk/2018/07/10/shaheen-air-banned-from-operating-islamabad-dubai-flights-from-this-friday/?utm_sou...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19493

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

I mean lets not pretend anymore and talk about the pink elephant in the room... VS is now literally Delta International Connection And this is the real problem. For all intents and purposes of TATL flying, anything operated on VS metal across the Atlantic is basically interchangeable capacity for D...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6599

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

I think this surprises no one with DL entering the market, but I definitely do not think it is worth downgrading NRT and TPE to a 772. What they should've done instead is gone for frequency and split the existing frequency into two 787's and keep the 77W's on the TPAC routes. India is a big market b...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26472

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

JoeCanuck wrote:
I'm not even sure they had time, (or the altitude), to pull the gear up.


This sounds amazing.

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8938

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

Worst thing that'll ever happen as far as changes to Maho Beach are concerned is they'll move the landing threshold forward a bit so aircraft make a slightly higher approach above the beach. Granted this will entail some performance issues, but as long as you're not running an A340 in there, it sho...

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando (MCO) spotting
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Orlando (MCO) spotting

As an Orlando local, I personally have never encountered the harassment people speak of at MCO. There are many good spots to get great shots and honestly as long as you don't bother anyone, you should be fine.

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by neomax
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5226

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

Was Fokker pronounced Foker or Focker? I always pronounced it Foker. There's an old joke somewhere about a 747 pilot next in line to land after a Fokker, remarking to ATC "I've waited my entire life to say this- I've got the little Fokker in sight." So that probably gives you an idea. :st...

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by neomax
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8938

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

Doubt the plane was ever in any real danger. But the intention should be punished because it is things like this that ruin it for the rest of us.

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by neomax
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26472

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Has EY actually said they plan to get rid of any of the existing fleet? The way people are talking about it on this thread, you would think they said it, but I can't find anything about plans to get rid of existing aircraft. I know they will very likely cancel orders but unless I'm mistaken, I haven...

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by neomax
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover
Replies: 30
Views: 10757

Re: Qatar Airways giving one of their 777s a beautiful makeover

In a move that surprises absolutely no one, QR does a FIFA special livery. No one could have seen this one coming.

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