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by bennett123
Sun May 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 29470

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

But Citi did not invent the sudden #1bn impairment.

IMO, it is the Thomas Cook BOD who have some explaining to do.

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by bennett123
Sun May 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 29470

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

The first trip was about then, the second about ten years later. My point is that they have reps on site or local partners. Both issues were reasonably predictable. Either they were unaware of these potential issues or did not communicate them. Either way, I might as well book through the internet. ...

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by bennett123
Sun May 19, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 29470

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Unless this massive overvaluation for MyTravel was discovered in the last 12 months, then the BOD have some tricky questions to answer.

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by bennett123
Sun May 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 29470

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

Not sure I agree that they are a great brand. Had two trips to Athens with them. Trip 1 there was a Public Sector strike. Flight was with OA and 2 x B737 flights were combined into 1x A300. My flight was 12 hours earlier than expected. I was told 24 hours before. Once there was a Public Sector strik...

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by bennett123
Sun May 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 29470

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

I understand that the airline is profitable.

Why would they sell for £1.

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by bennett123
Sat May 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

Re: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?

Not sure that I get the joke.

Unless there is something else going on, then the Pilots have some explaining to do.

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by bennett123
Sat May 18, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 168
Views: 18625

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Personally, I tend to look out the windows anyway. This is why I go for the Window seat if possible. You can watch the TV anytime. For those without a window, without PTV you either need to pay extra to rent a laptop or it means one more thing to lug through security and round the airport. Furthermo...

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by bennett123
Thu May 16, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 46
Views: 2185

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

The key to MLA is quality not quantity.

For example how often would you see a Sri Lankan DC8 or an AN24 from Equatorial Guinea.

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by bennett123
Thu May 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1098
Views: 115383

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Personally, I would have reservations in booking with any Indian carrier until they sort out who gets which slots.

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by bennett123
Thu May 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 31737

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Dutchy

IMO, lack of maintenance records will be a deal breaker.

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by bennett123
Thu May 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1927

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

IMO, discrimination against any person/group due to who they are is not Christian.

There should be laws to prevent harmful actions.

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by bennett123
Thu May 16, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

Re: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?

First question is was a NOTAM issued.

Second is was someone in the tower asleep.

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by bennett123
Wed May 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4180

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

So is this saying that if you fly to Venezuela you are banned from flying to the USA.

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by bennett123
Wed May 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3071

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

I thought that your border issue was with Mexico not Canada.

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by bennett123
Thu May 09, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: Trump's losses in business

If these losses are down to Depreciation, then does that mean they were initially massively overstated.

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11578

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Not sure how practical it would be to be confined to a 10 mile radius.

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 221
Views: 13051

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

BN747

Happy to accept ‘insignificant’ rather than pointless.

Fred

No one is asking you to care.

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22296

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

This is a detailed breakdown of their fleet ages taken from Airfleets. TF-FIA 18.8 TF-FIC 18.9 TF-FIR 25.3 TF-FIG 29.8 Cargo TF-FIH 29.1 Cargo TF-FIK 19.4 TF-FIN 21.4 TF-FIO 20.1 TF-FIP 19.2 TF-FIS 24.8 TF-FIT 24.8 TF-FIU 25.1 TF-FIV 18.2 TF-FIW 28.8 TF-FIX 17.2 TF-ISD 28.3 TF-ISF 28.4 TF-ISJ 19.8 T...

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 221
Views: 13051

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Not sure how much the Crusades related to Religion and how much to Loot.

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 221
Views: 13051

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Genesis1 refers to God creating Man, it also refers to him creating Male and Female.

Clearly it is saying that God created Mankind. Whether it is saying that He is Male is less clear.

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3581

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

Apparently, they did not even hear the comment, it was heard by an un named third party.

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5111

Re: trumps losses in business.

A successful businessman who did not pay any taxes BECAUSE he lost $1Bn.

Makes sense why the stable genius did not want anyone to read that.

As you say, there is no reason why he had to borrow from US Banks.

I wonder who did fund this train wreck.

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 221
Views: 13051

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I totally agree that beliefs should be 24/7, not just an hour on Sunday. Living those beliefs is very hard and everyone keeps failing. You just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. As for needing to be a Debbie Downer, why?. Your approach seems to say that what we do...

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by bennett123
Wed May 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 221
Views: 13051

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Einsteinboricua

What have going to Church and wealth got to do with each other?.

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by bennett123
Tue May 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8001

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Personally, this is an issue which the Law must address. The alternative is that one day someone is going to delay evacuation and the folk behind will beat the C*** out of him. My take on this is if it is valuable or critical it goes under the seat in front. I would never put anything important in t...

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by bennett123
Tue May 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 80
Views: 6280

Re: Airliners.net dating

The other issue is do you want to go on a date and discuss the latest DL livery?.

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by bennett123
Tue May 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22296

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Their B757 currently average 23 years old. Can they wait until 2025.

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by bennett123
Tue May 07, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Typhoon T3 numbers j
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Typhoon T3 numbers j

Just been updating Military Aircraft Markings. 29Sqn ZJ807 ZK380 ZK381 ZK382 ZK383 41Sqn ZK379 BAE ZK303 Stored ZJ801 Scrapped ZJ802 ZJ803 ZJ805 ZJ806 ZJ808 ZJ809 ZJ810 ZJ811 ZJ812 ZJ814 ZJ815 RTP ZJ800 ZJ804 ZJ813 Given the current Out of Service Date of 2040, this looks a bit short sighted. How mu...

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by bennett123
Tue May 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 129898

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Personally, anything essential/valuable is in my pocket or under the seat in front.

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by bennett123
Tue May 07, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor collision at EMA Apr 30
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Re: Minor collision at EMA Apr 30

FR24 now shows what is probably a test flight for G-GDFB yesterday.

Hopefully all now good to go.

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by bennett123
Mon May 06, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2693

Re: Sparing the rod?

Jouhou Not sure where you get this idea about kids taking a decade to recover from mild chastisement. Basically, I was sometimes a defiant child. Apparently my Aunt was the same as a child. There are going to be times when the adult has to force you to step back. Looking at how I developed, I regard...

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by bennett123
Mon May 06, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’
Replies: 29
Views: 1742

Re: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’

Petertenthije There are some very strange passages particularly in the Old Testament. However, the New Testament and the Acts state in several places that the Gospel was not reserved for the Jews. It repeatedly says that many people were not following the correct path in many different ways. It also...

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by bennett123
Mon May 06, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’
Replies: 29
Views: 1742

Re: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’

Apparently it makes his blood boil, which sounds pretty unhealthy. Perhaps he needs to lie down in a dark room until his temperature falls to a more healthy level. All this guy needs is a tooth brush moustache and a compulsive twitch in his right arm. Will be interesting to see what the voters think...

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by bennett123
Mon May 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Hero.
Replies: 18
Views: 2014

Re: A Hero.

WarRI1

No one doubts that he was a hero.

People just wish that he did not NEED to be a hero.

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by bennett123
Mon May 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8001

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

There is room under the seat.

Do not put valuables in the overhead locker.

If your valuables will not fit then you will probably be on Netjets anyway.

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1098
Views: 115383

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Lots of talk about saving Jet.

Soon they will have no planes and no pilots.

Surely it is clear that this is game over.

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4621

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

DL717 Given that we are agreed that men taking part in a female event would have an advantage we move to stage two. Is someone who is Transgender or Intersex going to have the same advantage compared to a Heterosexual Woman that a man would. What would be the position of a Lesbian relative to a Hete...

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2693

Re: Sparing the rod?

Not advocating beating kids. However, sometimes a smack does work. People do not like pain, if they know a certain act will result in pain, they are likely to avoid it. Moose135 I recall an incident at school. A kid that I was scared of joined me at the dinner table and started pinching my food. Rat...

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Network sites asking for real identity
Replies: 25
Views: 1329

Re: Social Network sites asking for real identity

I suspect that allowing people to be completely anonymous would facilitate harassment. Look at it from the sites pov. If you were being harassed or blackmailed via FB you would want it stopped. Suppose each time it was stopped, the blackmailer simply opened a new account. When this was challenged FB...

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8131

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Seb146 Did you read my response to 777jet. I have no issue with this guy being Gay. What I do have an issue with is him supporting anti Gay legislation when he is Gay himself. Given that apparently being Gay is as much part of you as having hands and feet, I do not see how a Gay person can support a...

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1098
Views: 115383

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

By the time the B737MAX returns to service, will they be the only aircraft left.

Are they leased or owned.

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4621

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

First question is why do we have separate Male and Female categories.

Presumably, if they all ran together then the Men would have an advantage.

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2693

Re: Sparing the rod?

I disagree.

Got hit a few times as a child, both at home and school.

Problem with Psychologists is that they try to create one rule that fits every instance.

As the use of corporal punishment has declined there is no evidence of people following the rules, any rules.

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8131

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

777jet

I do not expect 100% agreement, but incompatible goes somewhat further than that.

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by bennett123
Sun May 05, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8131

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Perhaps if a politician has beliefs incompatible with party policy, he is in the wrong party.

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by bennett123
Sat May 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8131

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Think that covers me.

Good to know what category I fall into.

LOL

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by bennett123
Sat May 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8566

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Just checked.

£130.25 charged on 30/04.

£129.54 reversed on 03/05.

Presumably the £0.81 is an FX variance.

Irritated, but not sufficiently irritated to chase it up.

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by bennett123
Sat May 04, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 32893

Re: Germania ceases operations

Went to Kemble today.

D-AGEU is now nose less with a big section cut out of the fuselage.

Clearly soon to be broken up.

Hopefully someone will buy the others.

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by bennett123
Sat May 04, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8566

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Mine was a CC payment.

I have not checked yet.

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