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by L410Turbolet
Sat May 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4296

Re: EU elections

Because the elections are under way? When do you suggest politicians are campaigning then? Outside election season perhaps? Trying to be funny or just obtuse? Since these are (allegedly) EU-wide elections, all campaigning should cease the very moment polling stations open in the first EU member sta...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat May 25, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4296

Re: EU elections

Because the elections are under way?

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by L410Turbolet
Sat May 25, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4296

Re: EU elections

Serious question, how is this exit poll legal? There aren't any in the UK in order to avoid influencing Sunday's elections in other EU countries. I came here to ask the same thing as it is a top headline on CNN. It is easily construed as a means to sway elections, project winners and keep people fr...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat May 25, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:
Replies: 20
Views: 684

Re: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:

BN747 wrote:
a future Muslim State within the US.

In addition to Minnesota and Michigan?

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by L410Turbolet
Fri May 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 44
Views: 1238

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

One odd effect of the Trump era is that Democrats now absolutely love the military industrial complex just because they want to oppose Trump. The other, even more remarkable one, is Trump's Republicans now passionately playing Russia's useful idiots... a role once exclusively reserved for the Corby...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu May 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4296

Re: EU elections

what have we seen in return for the 3million plus EURO's we all paid mr. Nigel Farage for being a member of the EU parliament in the past 20 years? Farage is a loudmouthed clown... however, as long as there is Martina Anderson (and the rest of the GUE/NGL) on EP's payroll we have to put up with Far...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu May 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4296

Re: EU elections

what have we seen in return for the 3million plus EURO's we all paid mr. Nigel Farage for being a member of the EU parliament in the past 20 years? Farage is a loudmouthed clown... however, as long as there is Martina Anderson (and the rest of the GUE/NGL) on EP's payroll we have to put up with Far...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu May 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4296

Re: EU elections

Dutchy wrote:
[So about 250 Members of Parliament will be wasted there because they don't want to accomplish anything there,

"Wasted" because they don't want to accomplish anything from left wing agenda? Well color me surprised... :roll:

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by L410Turbolet
Tue May 21, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 808
Views: 51630

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

VSMUT, what kind of "world" do they see in their all expenses paid, tax-free parallel universe? Be it in Strasbourg or Brussels. Besides, this Strasbourg nonsense is meant to be just a super-expensive monument to French-German friendship. (which people in Finland, Malta or Ireland probably...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon May 20, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would increasing airport tax a solution to overtourism?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Would increasing airport tax a solution to overtourism?

Dubrovnik's problem is called cruise ships passengers.

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by L410Turbolet
Fri May 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommendations EDI and CPH
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Recommendations EDI and CPH

Does it have to be 4 nights in EDI? I would recommend to head out to the Isle of Skye or at least Ft. William.

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by L410Turbolet
Fri May 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 808
Views: 51630

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

What I read into this is, that the people want something like the EU, but see that there are huge differences between the states which needs to be fixed and it can. How? All those arrogant, ugly EU apparatchiks like Vehofstadt, Timmermans or Schulz want majority voting. This will only cause even bi...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri May 17, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 808
Views: 51630

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/15/majority-of-europeans-expect-end-of-eu-within-20-years?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&__twitter_impression=true Most people think it’ll go. Lets put the wretched thing out of its misery. Wait, haven’t you previously derided YouGov polls? :rotfl: :rotfl: :ro...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri May 17, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 1938

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Why would anyone want to travel to North Korea in the first place? Because it's a very interesting country, very unique. Very different from the rest of the world. Watching a car wreck is also interesting and unique... in a perverted sense od that word. Also, comrade Kim is super happy for the hard...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri May 17, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2843

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

mham001 wrote:
Now who in their right mind would make themselves more dependent on that source?

Germans... while throwing hysterical tantrums at any mention of nuclear energy. How not surprising.

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by L410Turbolet
Fri May 17, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2843

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Russians have never turned off gas to customers who pay on time. They’ve had issues with Ukraine who has track record of siphoning transit gas. Hence the pipe. Please ask your politruk for an updated script. Russia has turned off gas to total of 18 countries in 2009. Weaponization of gas pipelines ...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu May 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2843

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

anrec80 wrote:
The EU should grow not only a pair, but also real sovereignty.

By increasing its dependecy on Russian gas even further? Makes perfect sense. :roll:

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by L410Turbolet
Thu May 16, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2843

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Aesma wrote:
It should be the EU doing something about that pipeline, if anything.

Everyone along the pipeline route is against the Nord Stream 2, from Denmark to Estonia. Franco-Geman pandering to Putin is obviously more important than EU's energy security.

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by L410Turbolet
Wed May 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 808
Views: 51630

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://mobile.twitter.com/njamesworld/status/1128312748662771712 Forcing countries to do things whether they want it or not. Thank christ we are leaving. A-holes like this Guy Verhofstadt (I can think of a better term that rhymes with stadt) can’t wait till he is distant news. For many countries a...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue May 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2843

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

I'm against the pipeline, but I find this US posture outrageous. What is outrageous is Merkel's dirty deals with Erdogan and Putin. Can't they concentrate on fixing their own country for a change ? Please, remember that next time Macron plays the emperor of Europe once again (while having a state o...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon May 13, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 1938

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Why would anyone want to travel to North Korea in the first place?

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by L410Turbolet
Mon May 13, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2704

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

max999 wrote:
Many Brits traveling to the EU, who are accustomed to seamless health coverage while traveling, will be surprised NHS may no longer cover them.

One'd have to be really dumb to travel ANYWHERE abroad without decent travel insurance.

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by L410Turbolet
Sat May 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: Decision time for time off

From a value perspective I find the $1300 goes way further on the Alaska cruise than a trip to my parents': I don't know how old are either you or your parents and what kind of relationship you have, but there will be cruises in 5, 10 or 20 years (especially with more and more obscene mega-cruisesh...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu May 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4296

Re: EU elections

JJJ wrote:
Until then if you sign up to follow some rules, you have to.

Does that include the Maastricht Treaty?

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by L410Turbolet
Thu May 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4296

Re: EU elections

With Schengen (though I don't know where that stands now) no country (apart from UK and Ireland) really had any choice in who they let in until the eastern European states started erecting fences, which is going against the whole principle of Schengen. We obviously need a refresh on the very basics...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 808
Views: 51630

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

scbriml wrote:
His arse must be really sore from sitting on the fence for so long.

It's nothing compared to the chronical neck pain Corbyn suffers from giving head to every ruler of Kremlin since Brezhnev.

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

but so far most if not all "coastal elites" (a.k.a liberal Americans) I have talked to seem to regard Amsterdam as some sort of nirvana. And what point are you trying to make? The 2-day-visitor-perspective vs. resident-perspective are quite obviously totally. different as both have totall...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12386

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Because the government gave preference to highly skilled immigrants, and launched a propaganda campaign to suck up to Asian populations to counteract Soviet Propaganda about how racist America had historically been towards Asians? This must be the most successful US conspiracy given the global succ...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good ol' ATL TSA
Replies: 16
Views: 2019

Re: Good ol' ATL TSA

Flew out of ATL this afternoon. As always, I was impressed how well they keep the security lines moving. When I first arrived it looked like it would be an hour wait. But the line kept winding around and around, but we were always moving. I always wonder how one of the biggest airports in the world...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US reinstate sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: US reinstate sanctions on Cuba

Dutchy wrote:
And the EU is not happy about such a move and will have an adequate answer, according to Bruno Le Maire.


From what capacity some French minister speaks on behalf of the whole EU? Although he is most likely correct, communist Mogherini sure will not be happy with that.

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3403

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

I obviously can't weigh in on the "patriotic" aspect od this issue, but if safety was the official reason behind the design change, why did they choose black... out of all colors!?!? Be it car's visibility as such or the well known factor of black cars getting hotter inside while on the sun.

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 4550

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

Killing a journalist in an embassy in Istanbul? Not ok. Kidnapping a journalist from an embassy in London? Tots cool. How exactly was this clown "kidnapped"? Had he not behaved like a total d*ckhead to the host country that provided him with asylum, the would probably let him hang around ...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18802

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Nobody is burning renaissance paintings, smashing Roman statues or banning opera. Not yet, not yet. Just wait until these morons graduate and get into decision-making positions (thanks to "diversity" quotas). Student Union President has caused outrage after she vowed to remove a mural com...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18802

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

This is a progressive gesture that adds some diversity while keeping the essence of an iconic symbol - how can people possibly get upset by this? I say they are proof of the world going mad. Purging children's libraries of classic fairy tales is also "progressive" gesture by the PC brigad...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 8807

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

Not all college degrees are created equal.

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet on brink of collapse?
Replies: 53
Views: 14297

Re: Interjet on brink of collapse?

ewt340 wrote:
The Russian's SSJ curse continue....


I only hope someone at Adria is paying close attention.

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Popularity USA
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Putin Popularity USA

Thats's why I wrote it in italics ... "Russians have picked Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as the greatest figure in history, a new poll said Monday, beating President Vladimir Putin into joint second alongside poet Alexander Pushkin." https://www.yahoo.com/news/stalin-tops-putin-russian-po...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Popularity USA
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Putin Popularity USA

tu204 wrote:
Ironic that I think I am gonna quote Stalin,

Why ironic? He is the greatest Russian of all times, isn't he?

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Popularity USA
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Putin Popularity USA

but can we agree that FDR propped up Stalin while he was murdering more people than Hitler ever killed? No. Not until you provide evidence to the contrary. George Wallace, Harry Hopkins, the whitewashing of NKVD for the American public in the early 1940s, the whole FDR debacle in Jalta? Trump's rep...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's Favorite Word: Socialism
Replies: 45
Views: 2148

Re: America's Favorite Word: Socialism

Communism is each to his own abilities. Dictatorship is an elite ruling class. Fascism is putting one race or group above others, strong leader, and suppression of the opposition. Socialism is more of a collective where everyone shares. That is how I understand things. You understand it wrong. Dict...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What was your experience with online dating?
Replies: 40
Views: 2904

Re: What was your experience with online dating?

Last resort of sheer desperation, imho. Friends hooking you up with their friends works the best for me and filters out the real psychos.

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

Can someone please clarify what one earth people are talking about here? 10 replies in and I don't have a clue what's going on. I have no idea either, but I get the sense that this is one of those situations where the more I read into it the dumber I will become, so will give it a pass. There has b...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20903

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

FlyHappy wrote:

Also, it can't be ignored that the US has harsher environmental extremes than Europe, particularly at the major cities/airports. from the scorch of Phoenix, Houston, Miami to the ice and wind of Chicago, Minneapolis, the wet of Seattle. These are factors.

Really? Harsher?

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5565

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

Olddog wrote:
Contrary to your thinking, Europeans think mainly that the US is a huge part of the problems, whoever is the Potus...


Is this obnoxious Macronian habit of using "Europe" when he means the EU by which he really means France contagious, or what?

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem paying for LATAM flight
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Problem paying for LATAM flight

sk736 wrote:
L410Turbolet wrote:
If their website doesn't workshop, then why don't you use Expedia or some other reliable OTA?

I never use third parties to book flights...they’re fine when everything is working well but an absolute nightmare when things go wrong.


Aren't you buying a simple one-way ticket?

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Waste Reduction in In-Flight Services
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Waste Reduction in In-Flight Services

The amount od plastic cups wasted on each longhaul flight Is just staggering. Going back to glass would be an obvious solution.

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem paying for LATAM flight
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Problem paying for LATAM flight

If their website doesn't workshop, then why don't you use Expedia or some other reliable OTA?

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Wizz Air “waiting for separation”

If the actual destination is MSQ, why didn't you buy a ticket there? Even now I can see itineraries at around 160 GBP with OS.

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3438

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

I just noticed that the Funchal airport (FNC) at Madeira is named after Cristiano Ronaldo... A guy who is still in his 30s famous for kicking a ball. That's just beyond ridiculous.

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11370

Re: Politics and the 737Max

I think that was made the US cave in was the fact that Ethiopian did dare to slap them in the face with the black boxes sent to Germany instead of the ntsb as expected, showing that there was zero trust left with the FAA or Boeing..... I don't know the Ethiopian rationale to send them to Germany. C...

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