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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

Re: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747

This was back when airlines buy planes because other airlines bought them. Imagine how our skies would be like today if they still do this everywhere? There would be A380s all over!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 9836

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

flipdewaf wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
T4 - Viscount Terminal

I'm a plane geek but the first thing that came to my head was...
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Fred


Well, at least it's better than naming the terminal as the Avro RJ Terminal! :rotfl:

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CASM numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 2728

Re: CASM numbers

As for the dude that doesn't know CASM from CASK, I can point out that the 3 largest airlines in the world use CASM, not CASK, so he needs to expand his base of knowledge. The post noting CASK is CASM/1.61 is mocking that lack of understanding. The 3 largest airlines may use CASM, but there are ple...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4117

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

The attacks happened late night Australian time, around 10.30PM. I remember watching the West Wing when a newsflash came on in a breaksaying that a 'light plane' had hit one of the WTC towers. This was quickly followed by another newsflash with the first pictures, and I realised that it was not a C...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4117

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

9/11 was the day the world went from the optimism to the 1990s to the dark days of the 2000s. How could anyone forget it?

I dare say that all the strife we're facing in the world today can be traced back to that particular day.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 9836

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

T2 - Concorde Terminal
T3 - Comet Terminal
T4 - Viscount Terminal
T5 - Britannia Terminal

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund of Seat Selection Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: Refund of Seat Selection Fee

Ziyulu wrote:
If it was small stuff, airlines would not charge such "small" fees.


Nobody forced you to select seats. So for you to complain about seat selection refunds, that's the small stuff.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 777 to be blown up soon
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: 777 to be blown up soon

This is about a civilian airliner and no matter that the US Army blows it up its still a CIVILIAN plane, so why has this Topic been moved to the Military Forum? Not a mod. But what task is set with blowing it up? Is it civil interest ( FAA, NTSB, ... ) or is it military research project? According ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund of Seat Selection Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: Refund of Seat Selection Fee

Nothing wrong as consumer to have a discussion about things that frustrate us. It's the principle anyway. If someone is paying for a business class or premium economy upgrade, their original seat fee for a seat they are no longer using should be refunded. Especially someone willing to shell out big...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund of Seat Selection Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: Refund of Seat Selection Fee

Happened to me recently on WestJet flying YVR - LGW, paid for a seat-selection in Y, upgraded to Plus at check-in but they refused to refund my seat-selection charge. Although little in comparison to my overall travel expenses, it sticks with me and will affect my decision to fly WS again. Totally ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can I use my own headphones on ANA
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Can I use my own headphones on ANA

https://www.amazon.com/Airplane-Airline ... way&sr=8-1
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The two prong headphone adapter can be bought on the cheap.

But if it's a new system, I think you can use a 3.5in jack.

https://www.amazon.com/Airplane-Airline ... way&sr=8-1

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai government may fire the TG board due to underperformance
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Thai government may fire the TG board due to underperformance

Maybe they can get Christophe Mueller now that he's out of a job in EK....

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 127
Views: 25489

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

insane that Malaysia Airlines couldn't get in on this, yet all surrounding countries' flag carriers have service. MH had slots at HND way back in the early 2010s, which they used for BKI-HND services. D7 then acquired one slot given to Transmile (because the government wanted to play fair, they gav...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1888

Re: What's your ringtone?

Sega Daytona USA intro music for non-family members - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y82oCGk7Re4 Thomas the Tank Engine (the original theme) for family members - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zg8Mqip6TM Dalton's World from the Inside Man soundtrack for my old boss, because it's dark in ominous ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 55
Views: 7887

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

MH17 survivors' fire letter to Malaysian Prime Minister: "Stop sowing divisions" VIDEON existence of flight MH17 is finished with the doubts seeded by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad about the investigation into the shooting of the aircraft. In a letter, addressed personally to ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1888

Re: What's your ringtone?

Sega Daytona USA intro music for non-family members - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y82oCGk7Re4 Thomas the Tank Engine (the original theme) for family members - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zg8Mqip6TM Dalton's World from the Inside Man soundtrack for my old boss, because it's dark in ominous j...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Lines Reinstating Turkey
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Cruise Lines Reinstating Turkey

einsteinboricua wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
He means the Queen Mary 2, obviously.

You haven't been paying attention...


The Gray Ghost? :lol:

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Logistics of 737MAX Deliveries Post Grounding - Multiple Deliveries?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: The Logistics of 737MAX Deliveries Post Grounding - Multiple Deliveries?

HP69 wrote:
They will first have to update the planes with whatever changes about the MAX.


Of course that's going to be the case, but once it's done will the airlines take the planes all in one go, or will they stagger it?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Logistics of 737MAX Deliveries Post Grounding - Multiple Deliveries?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

The Logistics of 737MAX Deliveries Post Grounding - Multiple Deliveries?

Given the number of new 737MAXes parked around Washington, I was wondering about the logistics of the delivery once the grounding is lifted, especially for airlines with multiple MAXes already completed. How would they handle it - would the airline take it one at a time or will they take it all at o...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2058

Re: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?

I wonder if NH/KE/OZ/CI hadn't dominated the California-SE Asia market, could MH have made KUL-LAX work with the A380? O/T but same with TG and BKK-LAX No O&D demand. When it was first introduced back in 1986, maybe there was demand as the Malaysian currency was around M$2.50 to the dollar. But...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CX and other companies fighting social media
Replies: 33
Views: 1502

Re: CX and other companies fighting social media

There are plenty of social listening tools out there that can pull your posts on Facebook, tweets from Twitter, blogpost etc. I've used some of them in my social media role and they certainly can be immensely powerful. And from there, they can use other tools to pull data to learn more about you. Th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Idea for Queen Mary:The Gray Ghost Movie

Honestly ArchGuy, I honestly feel that the story of the Gray Ghost is rather boring that Hollywood wouldn't be interested. Honestly, just look at what's being released today - superhero movies and remakes. Unless you can weave a fictionalized story into the real story, a la Titanic, it's not going t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 11239

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

southwest1675 wrote:
They should name a 777 after him.


Agree wholeheartedly with this. Make it a 77W.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Lines Reinstating Turkey
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Cruise Lines Reinstating Turkey

ArchGuy1 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
But will the Queen Mary be there?

The Queen Mary is permanently docked in Long Beach, California.


He means the Queen Mary 2, obviously.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 11239

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

May he rest in peace.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2058

Re: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?

Here's an example of what's MH's A388s are being used for



The super-sub at Melbourne, Australia.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 160
Views: 34094

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

The government state-owned company who bought MAS have just spent Malaysian 6 BILLION barely 2 years go and now need to pump in another 300 million. The government should just sell it off if there's really any serious buyer or shut it down. Otherwise it will continue to bleed whichever and however,...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retro liveries better than today’s
Replies: 15
Views: 1142

Re: Retro liveries better than today’s

Max Q wrote:
At least SQ has endured


But the SQ livery of today is not the SQ livery of 1972.

The Original:


The Current:


So it's not so much endured, but evolved.

And therein lies the key to making a good livery - evolving it rather than revolutionizing it.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 3035

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

That's what happens when the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France etc "are evil" yet third world countries like China, Brazil. India, etc are given passes to do whatever they want. Really dude Yes really. The “first world” countries don’t even make up whole percentage numbers of pollution/des...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13145

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

Instead of banning imports, the Indonesians can engage in counter trade and negotiate for part of the payment for the imports to be made in palm oil. As palm oil has a market value, it would be quite easy to place an amount to be paid in palm oil. The EU simply don't want imports of palm oil, so a ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2058

Re: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?

It's being used for subs here and there, like to Tokyo & Sydney.

Other than that, it's parked up in KUL.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian couple may lose son for attending protest
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

Re: Russian couple may lose son for attending protest

https://media.nu.nl/m/fkwx3hbaq0zj_wd640.jpg A friend of mine took her baby to the climate mars ones. The thing is they are citizens too and it is their future too, so why not? Normally it should be safe, but in Moscow, the police has orders to crush the demonstrations, regardless of everything. Yo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian couple may lose son for attending protest
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

Re: Russian couple may lose son for attending protest

Kids should not be taken to a protest, period. Doesn't matter if the protest is just or not. Doesn't matter if the protest is in Russia or America or Canada or wherever.

Kids should not be taken to a protest, period.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lectured by the TWA hotel because of cancellation
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: Lectured by the TWA hotel because of cancellation

Boy, the reviews of the TWA hotel isn't getting any better.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13145

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

And yet some years ago Indo filed a WTO complaint against the USA over their clove cigarette import restrictions... Did they punish Boeing that time? How big is the share of palm oil exports compared to clove cigarettes? I would think palm oil is bigger. For producing the palm oil, large parts of t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 2091

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

Coal wrote:
Anything India > Southeast Asia. Most flights depart India close to midnight (around 1:30/2:30am in BKK, KUL, SIN) and land around 6:30am.


I don't think it's that bad now is it? You still have around 5 hours to sleep.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Turkey
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: Filming of Movies in Turkey

TWA772LR wrote:
Good luck getting Americans to shoot a movie about sneaking out of Iran, in Iran.


They could have disguise themselves as Canadian.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2722

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

In KUL there's plenty of concessions landside. In fact in the low cost carrier terminal, you literally have a shopping mall with a grocery store & several high street brands before you even get to the check-in desk. I remember having to drive all the way to the airport from my workplace just to ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Code Sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Questions about Code Sharing?

I think most airlines would only book you on a codeshare flight provided you fly at least partway on their own metal. Not true. I have flown SQ but bought the ticket through GA on a GA code. SIN-DPS-SIN. Was about half price of what SQ was asking for. But that’s a flight which terminates at the mar...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Code Sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Questions about Code Sharing?

Well... using the example above - BA 572 LHR to MXP is carries the AA codeshare AA6583. If you go to AA.com and search for a flight LHR to MXP using carrier AA, nothing comes up - the standalone AA code flight is not bookable: https://checkout.na0.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=1488&c=TSTD...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was there collusion to end the A380?
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Was there collusion to end the A380?

There is no collusion on the A380. Airbus tried to make it work with EK, but in the end it's more profitable for Airbus to focus on the A350XWB & the A330neo, together with the A320neo, than to continue marketing & developing the whalejet. If you want to talk about collusion - Concorde is a ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late
Replies: 138
Views: 17328

Mom, daughter kicked off Air Canada plane, not told they're banned from airline until it was too late

As much as I defend airlines when it comes to pax issues, I feel that AC screwed up royally in this case. So this lady & her daughter was kicked off from an AC flight out of OTP for disruptive behaviour and yet managed to book an AC flight through AC via FRA, only to be stopped in FRA because th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 7207

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

I wonder who are those people. No-one forces you to go to Asia. Business trip? That's what email and video-conference are for. Tourism? This is your choice. Visiting family? This might be the better case to argue with such a decision, but once again, moving abroad is a personal decision. In additio...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Morocco
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Re: Filming of Movies in Morocco

Why has Morocco become a popular filming location for movies and TV shows in the past few years. Examples of movies filmed in Morocco over the past few years include the remake of Alladin, Game of Thrones, Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation, Men in Black: International, Aquaman, and the Bond film Spe...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 7207

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

its truly beyond me how anyone can argue any of this. Effects poorer people more? If we continue down the road we are on, the entire population will have far worse problems than everything being expensive, like no more place to live, or no more air that's breathable. We attack this NOW on all front...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Evolution of U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar direct service
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: Evolution of U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar direct service

MAS had 1 x B747-300 Combi (9M-MHK) along with the -200Bs and -400s. MHK was converted to a freighter and flew on with Dragonair when they operated a B747 freighter fleet. The KUL-DXB-EWR service shifted to KUL-ARN-EWR (or v.v.). US West Coast services were through NRT/KIX/HKG at various times (AFA...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 11277

Re: Cathay Pacific ceo Rupert hogg resigns

Obviously Augustus would be toeing the big dragon lady's line.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10041

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Maybe the city of Krakow & Poland should be blamed for ineffective marketing.

Honestly, plenty of other more valid things to be outraged about!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2797

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

Have you ever heard of "insider trading"? Google that. Doing that can get you a long chunk of time in a very secure place, with all expenses paid for by the federal government. It's called prison! And, insider trading is just one of the charges that can get you sent there for doing what y...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 17
Views: 4348

Re: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747

The 742 is just beautiful.

In fact I think all short upper deck 747s to be beautiful. The stretched upper deck 747s looks a bit out of proportion.

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