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by bennett123
Thu May 12, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4534

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Not sending it increases the risk that Ukraine DOES collapse.

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by bennett123
Wed May 11, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)

There is no reason not to call one of the support numbers.

Two other thoughts, where did you live before Minneapolis. Do you have friends/family there?.

Secondly, those hours are not ideal. Can they be changed. If not, can you build a social around them?.

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by bennett123
Mon May 09, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:N458 ... stival.jpg

If it was in this colour scheme on 28/04/2017 then the plane I saw was 99.9% N440US.
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https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:N458 ... stival.jpg

If it was in this colour scheme on 28/04/2017 then the plane I saw was 99.9% N440US.

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Registration Number Search
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Registration Number Search

www.lhr-lgw.co.uk may help if you flew to London.
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www.lhr-lgw.co.uk may help if you flew to London.

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian airlines to halt domestic flights over jet fuel hikes
Replies: 28
Views: 4700

Re: Nigerian airlines to halt domestic flights over jet fuel hikes

How long can they continue to operate on this basis.

If their costs massively increase with no increase in revenue, they will go bust.

Government edict or not.

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.
Replies: 86
Views: 13811

Re: EasyJet to take out seats so it can fly with fewer crew.

If it wasn't mismanagement then Ryanair would have the exact same problem with not being able to recruit/retain staff. When it isn't affecting your competitor then who is to blame. They could recruit anyone with an unrestricted right to live and work in the UK and which allows unrestricted global t...

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"
Replies: 90
Views: 15422

Re: Avolon CEO says Boeing has "lost its way"

If this is being said by the No.2 leasing company publicly, how strong is message in private.

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12885

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Actions must have consequences.

So long as we give people a "get out of jail free" card, because they have "problems' the more this will happen.

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12885

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Drunk guys said racist stuff to other passengers, got beat. Nothing to see here, would happen anywhere in the world. Perhaps next time they will call the cabin crew. This way they spend their holiday in jail, get a fine and probably a flight ban. Still they can get the ferry home. They did and the ...

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24508

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The same as with Roe - judges finding "rights" that aren't there. A liberal politician says states should be able to ban assault rifles. A liberal judge says no "right" to assault rifles exists. "It's fine, liberals don't say they want to ban assault rifles" - literall...

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12885

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

usflyer msp wrote:
Drunk guys said racist stuff to other passengers, got beat. Nothing to see here, would happen anywhere in the world.


Perhaps next time they will call the cabin crew.

This way they spend their holiday in jail, get a fine and probably a flight ban.

Still they can get the ferry home.

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by bennett123
Sun May 08, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/572 ... ng-737-4b7

This is the colour scheme of the plane I saw.
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https://www.planespotters.net/photo/572 ... ng-737-4b7

This is the colour scheme of the plane I saw.

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by bennett123
Sat May 07, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian airlines to halt domestic flights over jet fuel hikes
Replies: 28
Views: 4700

Re: Nigerian airlines to halt domestic flights over jet fuel hikes

Perhaps the FX rate issue affects more than fuel prices.

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by bennett123
Sat May 07, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017

Hi, I am trying to ID a B737-400 seen at Mesa. I think it was active at that stage. It was in the old livery, (see below). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAero_Airways I have narrowed it down to 4. Probable N440US or N458UW. Possible N417US or N418US. Any help appreciated. N441US was there in April ...

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by bennett123
Sat May 07, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017

Hi, I am trying to ID a B737-400 seen at Mesa. I think it was active at that stage. It was in the old livery, (see below). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAero_Airways I have narrowed it down to 4. Probable N440US or N458UW. Possible N417US or N418US. Any help appreciated. N441US was there in April ...

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by bennett123
Sat May 07, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24508

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

If you look at the previous post, a significant minority do want it to be legal in all cases.

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by bennett123
Sat May 07, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 768
Views: 24508

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

For those arguing Pro Choice.

Is that legalised abortion up to birth?.

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by bennett123
Sat May 07, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Swift Air B737 Mesa 26/04/2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAero_Airways

I have narrowed it down to 4.

Probable N440US or N458UW.

Possible N417US or N418US.

Any help appreciated.
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Hi,

I am trying to ID a B737-400 seen at Mesa. I think it was active at that stage.

It was in the old livery, (see below).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAero_Airways

I have narrowed it down to 4.

Probable N440US or N458UW.

Possible N417US or N418US.

Any help appreciated.

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by bennett123
Thu May 05, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 30199

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

My impression from this side of the pond, is that too many companies are more concerned with lobbying for more public money and getting the competition regulated away.

Producing a better product seems to less of a priority.

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by bennett123
Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2458

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

The problem is that too many people have been convicted and either hung or spent years in prison after dodgy convictions.

That is why the death penalty was scrapped in the UK.

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by bennett123
Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 16993

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

Would still have been better to call the Cabin Crew?.

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by bennett123
Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 470
Views: 105709

Re: BA to open up a temporary/summer crew base in MAD

Just because you want to move on doesn't mean the impact of Brexit isn't still being felt. As someone pointed out, many BA crew were recruited from Spain, Italy and France amongst others. This source has now dried up. BA need to recruit new crew after their slash and burn approach and find themselv...

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by bennett123
Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 16993

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

Yes, the guy was an obnoxious idiot, no that does not excuse a passenger taking matters into his own hands ( or fists). Why didn't Tyson simply call the crew and advise them he was being harassed by the other passenger and get them to deal with the issue? I also find it frankly alarming that some p...

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by bennett123
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story
Replies: 36
Views: 2061

Re: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story

But the Christian church (just like Islam and other religions) is hurting children. Telling children that they’ll go to a place of eternal fire and pain for thoughts IS child abuse. Ruining children’s (and by virtue the prosperity of the future life chances by installing a method of understanding t...

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by bennett123
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Prime Minister and Chancellor Fined By Police
Replies: 26
Views: 1579

Re: UK Prime Minister and Chancellor Fined By Police

https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxSyyXc6 ... q_sIAbsczP


Not sure that this was the point that Jesus was making.
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GDB wrote:


Not sure that this was the point that Jesus was making.

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by bennett123
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson: The End of Men
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

Re: Tucker Carlson: The End of Men

Seems to be a move to the 'strong man' form of politics.

Does he see himself as the next Fuhrer.

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by bennett123
Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest outrage: Christian worshipper playing guitar and walking all over flight in California. Except it's Easyjet
Replies: 18
Views: 2144

Re: Latest outrage: Christian worshipper playing guitar and walking all over flight in California. Except it's Easyjet

Pity they can't hold a tune.

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by bennett123
Sat Apr 16, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 470
Views: 105709

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

davidjohnson6 wrote:
FR24 thinks that:
G-XLEB - flew MNL-MAD on 08-Feb-2022
G-XLEC - flew MNL-MAD on 08-Mar-2022
G-XLEG - flew LHR-MNL on 01-Apr-2022
G-XLEJ - flew DOH-MNL on 01-Feb-2022


G-XLEH flew from MAD to LHR 12 April 2022.

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by bennett123
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11532

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Do you think she would have been good for use as a hotel and museum ship. No I don't. She was a small ship of no historical importance. Not every ship needs to be preserved in that manner. In fact, very few are of enough historical consequence to even consider it. But as an artificial reef she woul...

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by bennett123
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.
Replies: 28
Views: 2023

Re: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.

Pellegrine wrote:
If you've never been invited for coke and orgies in DC (or any city with wealth and power), you have something hideous about you or you go to bed at 8PM. Regarding DC, don't think about the politicians, think about their staffers......younger...


Not sure how to react to that.

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by bennett123
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25853

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

Why do they refer to 'two souls on board' rather than two people?.

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by bennett123
Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled
Replies: 37
Views: 4726

Re: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled

Sometimes people simply need to do what they are told.

I suspect that this will just be another bonanza for the lawyers.

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by bennett123
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Signs Anti Lynching Law
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: Biden Signs Anti Lynching Law

I never knew it was legal.

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by bennett123
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2328

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

God save the Queen is the best?.

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by bennett123
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 737 Max Stuck in St Thomas, VI
Replies: 45
Views: 13498

Re: American 737 Max Stuck in St Thomas, VI

They must have been pretty confident to fly it at FL400.

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by bennett123
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 167814

Re: JetBlue secures more London slots

phugoid1982 wrote:
Remember watching the aviation vlogger Noel Phillips on youtube review a LHR-JFK-DEN flight on B6 mint suite (mint only on lhr-jfk obviously) and he paid $3500. I thought it was insane just for essentially half a product



Was that Business Class?.

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by bennett123
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 960
Views: 163414

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

CX Flyboy wrote:
AirBridge 747-8F VQ-BFE ferried from HKG today heading to the US.


FR24 shows it landing at SBD.

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by bennett123
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2022
Replies: 188
Views: 52009

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2022

They are. I imagine it's getting painted in a different livery for another carrier. Probably another white tail to add to the collection. I don’t think we will see Russia welcomed back to the global markets for a very long time. I've also heard it will be painted in an all-white livery. Link to Ima...

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by bennett123
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3653

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60881550

Not all plain sailing, (pun intended).

Seems that they are in too much of a rush.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60881550

Not all plain sailing, (pun intended).

Seems that they are in too much of a rush.

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by bennett123
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428862

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

One possibility does occur to me. If the pilot flying collapsed at the controls resulting in a nosedive. The other pilots managed, (after a struggle) to get him out of his seat. They then made a botched recovery and stalled the plane. Seriously, just stop with this. How many different collapsing on...

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by bennett123
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428862

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

One possibility does occur to me.

If the pilot flying collapsed at the controls resulting in a nosedive.

The other pilots managed, (after a struggle) to get him out of his seat.

They then made a botched recovery and stalled the plane.

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by bennett123
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428862

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Thinking about FluidFlow's point. If the autopilot will disengage at a certain point, is it possible to add a feature giving and audible or visual warning that you are within x% of that point. Would allow the pilot to disengage and hand fly, as opposed to the autopilot simply saying 'I can't cope, h...

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by bennett123
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3653

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Pride_of_Hull
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Not sure about that.

Registered in the Bahamas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Pride_of_Hull

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by bennett123
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428862

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Not to throw out wild theories but could it have been turbulence from a heavy that upset this into an unrecoverable stall? I'm thinking back to the Bombardier Challenger that lost 9000ft due to the turbulence of the passing A380 1000' above in 60 seconds. Just something to consider, even though I d...

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by bennett123
Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

63.

But my aim is still good.

If you miss, you can still wipe it up.

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by bennett123
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Until recently they were synonymous and on most forms it still says Sex M/F. Historic genuine ignorance is not a valid excuse for future wilful ignorance. Do you actually think Lia checks the M box? (And you schooling her on the difference between sex and gender would likely go as well as me explai...

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by bennett123
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11532

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

The MV Funchal is being turned into a hotel and museum ship in Lisbon after being bought by billionaire Brock Pierce. This is very good news for a ship with historical significance. https://pagesix.com/2021/08/19/brock-pierce-buys-historic-portuguese-ocean-liner/ IMO, this project has a number of p...

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by bennett123
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 12609

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022

G-CIVB preserved.

G-CIVN and G-BYGA in the scrap area.

Down by Rapid Racking are Saudi TF-AAD and TF-AAH. Plus G-MKGA which is a 200F.

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by bennett123
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 150
Views: 26838

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/03/18/inside-azov-neo-nazi-brigade-killing-russian-generals-playing/?WT.mc_id=e_DM1552465&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Loy_Dig_Acq_Sat_3Mto4M&utmsource=email&utm_medium=Loy_Dig_Acq_Sat_3Mto4M20220319&utm_campaign=DM1552465 Seems that the Telegra...

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by bennett123
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 and A340 Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022
Replies: 46
Views: 16701

Re: Airbus A330 and A340 Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022

Went to Kemble again today;

A330 VP-CNV is now gone. It is believed to have been scrapped in the last few days.

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