Availability. Let's not forget that before CGI, film makers need to do a lot of aerial shots, and they need to have the plane on site in order to shoot around it. So they need to lease a plane from an airline to do so. That's why in the 1980s & 1990s there was an abundance of L-1011s and 747s in...Jump to post
sierrakilo44 wrote:zakuivcustom wrote:Ok...tell me what freedom of speech is lost?
You can still post all those dancing video elsewhere. Also, the govt won't prosecute you merely for using Tiktok.
What would you say if the Trump Administration sought to ban CNN or MSNBC?
Why is Microsoft being forced to buy TikTok? I don't see any benefits for Microsoft to acquire TikTok to be honest. Once the dust settles down, TikTok will be relegated to the dustbins of social media history the way Foursquare, Vine, Path, Myspace, and all the other social media entrants who are no...Jump to post
It's simple logic really. Nobody would ever think about connecting at Lisbon to get to Germany from the US. So TP needed to offer potential customers an inducement to choose them over the competition, hence the low prices. How do they make money from you? They don't. You're probably subsidized by a ...Jump to post
For some of us it's already July 17th, which is the anniversary of 4 deadly air disasters: - 1996: TWA 800; 747-200 from JFK to CDG; crashing in the sea off the shore of East Moriches, NY; 230 killed - 2000: Alliance Air 7412; 737-200 from Calcutta to Patna; crashed on approach to Patna; 55 killed ...Jump to post
Northwest, American, Delta, United, etc., exude about 1% of the excitement of Northwest Orient, Pan Am or TWA. The latter were all in a whole different league of air travel, none of which will likely ever pass this way again. :crying: :crying: You do realize that "Northwest" and "Nor...Jump to post
Big tech on the stand - and Microsoft nowhere to be found.
How the mighty have fallen...
Aesma wrote:So why isn't Trump getting sued ?
For full-service carriers they might disappear, but for low-cost airlines (with a buy-on-board program) that won't easily be the case. The in-flight magazine also serves as a catalogue and price list for their on-board offerings. If they don't provide passengers with their magazine anymore, people ...Jump to post
Cadet985 wrote:Now we have to wait a whole year thanks to this damned virus.
https://variety.com/2020/film/box-offic ... 234709716/
Because they broke the rules. It seems the drivers have to complete the formation lap 'unaided'. Instructing your drivers to pit to change tyres is not considered unaided. Actually, I took a look at the sporting regulations and there's no mention that they need to complete the formation lap unaided...Jump to post
I'm glad Albon had a good solid race. He needed. Though still waiting to hear if he will be DSQ for RB drying the track. Albon needs a break Merc has this in the bag at this point. Just cruise control turn on and go The FIA decided he's good. Though for some reason they decided to penalize Haas ins...Jump to post
Couldn't really remember when I saw my first 747 or A340. But I clearly remember the first time I saw an A380 - it was back in 2005 when the first prototype flew into KUL from SYD on the final leg of their world tour. My friends and I were waiting by the side of the road near Runway 32L and the MH h...Jump to post
I'm happy people enjoyed the post. On a side-note--and I'm sure people agree with me on this--the special effects of this movie were dismal, even for 1970. I have been thinking about starting a petition to have some of the CGI redone. What do you think? Nah, I think that's the charm. To redo the CG...Jump to post
South China Sea is a political mess. All those countries claim lots of territory claims and then there is China, now claiming over 90% of it. Perhaps this new thread from China might bring the other nations together to reach an agreement. During my student years, I developed a simulation game about...Jump to post
If it's this sticker https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-cQAAOSwrjtcqq0M/s-l300.jpg then it's definitely as FWAREJ said This was part of the McDonnell Douglas PR campaign after AA191. Along the lines, the company ran a publicity blitz with ads featuring their VP of Marketing & former Gemini/Apollo/S...Jump to post
Revenge of the Nerds is so problematic today - the typical effeminate gay guy, voyeurism & non-consensual sex wouldn't fly if it's made today.Jump to post
it is shocking to see how lost Ferrari seems to be. Unfortunately for them and their customer teams, the 2020 season is probably too compressed for them to make significant improvements to the engine. I can't see how Mercedes will not win everything this year, unfortunately. Not the first time real...Jump to post
Great news about more races. Mugello will be insane race in 2020 F1 cars. Meanwhile, back in Austria, FP1 completed with no real surprises - Perez finished top of the timings but on softs while others only ran mediums. However, I’m expecting FP2 to be much more interesting. Given the forecast for t...Jump to post
Whilst not denying his obvious talent, he comes a across as a petulant child with an elevated sense of entitlement. Denying Alex his first win by going wide is not becoming of a 5-times world champion, and the penalty was much too lenient. Six-times champion! :wink2: That's a bit of a leap assuming...Jump to post
Of that list, the MH flights were the only ones with no survivors at all. SoMe if those flights had no fatalities. It's a luck of the draw. Like in the case of MH17 - it could have easily been a Singapore Airlines 777 instead since one of their flights from CPH was flying behind MH17. Thai military...Jump to post
I would say it'd be more meaningful to group them according to e.g. Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc. And that is what some act in the United States, like AB1726, are trying to do. Those would be nationalities, not races. Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans etc are ethnically distinct that it...Jump to post
There's nothing new with MH370. On the other hand, the trial for the perpetrators that shot down MH17 is underway & there's a thread right here - https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1441113 If you want to see an attempt at a cover-up, this is where it is, only the cover-up i...Jump to post
It's rather sad that the trials are given scant coverage here in Malaysia, given how this involves a Malaysian company and Malaysian victims. This whole picture is truly sad, and you aren't missing on a lot. Had I been a Malaysian, I would not want to look at this farce. Your country kind of abstai...Jump to post
I don't have access to the agreement between the building and Willis with regards to naming rights, but I think they were guaranteed 20 (?) years of naming rights as part of their deal, but they are not even a major tenant. United Airlines has extended the lease through 2033 and is currently the bu...Jump to post
A 3D facemask that covers my mouth & nose properly.
The usual surgical mask often slip down my nose so it doesn't work as well.
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head Kylie has two distinct stages, so she has two signature tunes in my opinion; this and I Should Be So Lucky. Wasn't "Lovefool" a remake? I thought it was originally written and recorded by someone else? I know Cardigans was/is an alternative ban...Jump to post
Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun Techincally, it can be argued that We've Only Just Begun is Paul Williams' signature song because he was the one who sang it originally - for an ad. :D Donald Fagen: New Frontier I was under the impression that I.G.Y was Fagen's signature song? At least that's how...Jump to post
I read somewhere that Pan Am was stunned by how much both the Johnson and Nixon Administrations disliked them, undercutting them on the Trans Pacific Route Case and not allowing them to carry domestic passengers. They made tons of enemies through the years politically. I did read about this in Skyg...Jump to post
Wouldn't LCCs earn more by having a minimum fare, logically speaking.Jump to post
When UA sheds this iconic aircraft, it should go into a United Museum... United Museum? Is that VCV? :wave: N777UA should (and most likely) will find its final parking spot at the Udvar-Hazy Center right next to IAD. However I could see the Museum of Flight in Seattle making their case as well. The...Jump to post
How would a scrappage scheme work for an aircraft?
Normal scrappage would see airlines/leaseholders getting money for the aircraft being scrapped already. So what would this program do that's different from normal scrappage?
Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. But is it really though? The bulk of my longhaul flying has been on the 777 and I honestly don't feel it to be cramped at all even in the 10-abreast seating. Noise wise, sure it may be louder t...Jump to post
Not going on social media, because vile negative people resides there. That's how I keep sane. Although I do sneak a peek once in a while... Other than that I play games on my PC since I just got myself a new Logitech steering wheel, watch a lot of streaming TV from other countries (been watching MT...Jump to post
I am trying to remember the movie, but there is a line "The constitution is not a suicide pact", for all those that wish to gather in large group to ensure their rights are not infringed on, I say go for it, Darwin will not be denied. Interestingly (or should I say ironically?) the Orange...Jump to post
Maybe conservatives are able to understand nuance. Now that we have the full picture we see how it all unfolded. Thinking someone ate bad meat from a wet market is far different than a virus purposefully put together in a lab that couldn't contain it. You can snarl at Trump all you want. But you've...Jump to post
I don't think this is right. There are many state-owned airlines in SE Asia that are the official state airline / flag carrier and fly to both PRC and ROC and don't have a separate brand or entity to serve Taiwan. Sorry if I didn't get it. State-owned VN serves both Taiwan and mainland, why is ther...Jump to post
Not binging on much. But thanks to streaming TV, I've been watching foreign TV channels. Right now I'm watching the UK TV channel Dave and catching up on Red Dwarf. Apparently they're airing a new feature length episode tonight (well, tomorrow morning here in Asia).Jump to post
Why don't Pence get Congress together to invoke the 25th Amendment to get the Orange Menace out of office? Surely there's documented evidence showing how Trump is not in full possesion of his faculties.Jump to post
Honestly, given the frequency of hijackings in the old days I'm surprised 9/11 didn't come sooner. It's not like suicide bombers are a fairly new invention. In fact, I'm surprised that Osama faffed about with the Bojinka plot of blowing up planes instead of going ahead with the 9/11 attacks early in...Jump to post