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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 60
Views: 1973

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

A manufacturer in the UK is certainly able to sell his product to the EU, provided the product lives up to all current EU regulations. Regulations which the UK will not be able to participate formulating. When selling his wares to the EU, they will be subject to an import tax which his EU competitor...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 71
Views: 12828

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Except that’s not true. Brits can visit Spain, Portugal (currently have to isolate on return but not in Portugal), Greece (from 15th July), Italy , Croatia and Turkey without the need for quarantine measures. Pretty much the main markets for these package operators. That's not the full story either...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 71
Views: 12828

Re: JET2 - what next ?

The biggest problem any UK carrier* faces right now, is that the UK haven't gotten the infection rate down to a level where its residents are welcome in countries to which they might like to travel. This means the actual gap is a big fat zero, which is about the same size as the travelling market fr...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 commutes Stone sentence
Replies: 69
Views: 2049

Re: 45 commutes Stone sentence

I'll believe it when he pardons Bernie Madoff. After all, he only robbed older people of their riches and didn't physically harm anybody. Not imprisoning older people for non-violent crimes is just another way of saying "we'll protect our friends holding big jobs in big companies even if they d...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 46
Views: 1924

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

Well, if a Merc absolutely must win, was happy to see it was Valtteri rather than Lewis. 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 p...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 694
Views: 101872

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

JetTime have announced they'll lay off 90% of their staff, essentially mothballing the airline for a period of 6-12 months. Logic dictates it's questionable whether the airline will ever take flight again. https://nyheder.tv2.dk/business/2020-06-25-dansk-flyselskab-siger-farvel-til-ni-ud-af-ti-dansk...

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by B777LRF
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa might stay independent.
Replies: 55
Views: 9827

Re: Air Europa might stay independent. Aw

They’re been consistently driving down costs, building up profits and adding shareholder value in recent years. The former and the latter of your arguments is the exact reason for BA's descent into the realm of ever lower quality. Unless you're one of the institutions who hold the shares, or is one...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 1961

Re: The D Day Invasion

Someday I'd love to do that. I am a typical dumb American who can't speak another language, so I am *extremely* self-conscious about going some place where I can't speak the language (at least when I went to Italy twice I was with my parents, and my dad spoke Italian like a native). I speak neither...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN
Replies: 19
Views: 6059

Re: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN

Idk why didn't the crews activated the evacuation slides, as the accident was quite serious. Besides that, it is also nonsensical when the flaps and thrust reservers were still extended (no overwing exit on A321ceo)? Or the pilots were just busying escaping the aircraft and forgot to deactivate tho...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1598

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

Dubai also has a heritage district, which includes the Dubai Museum. Dubai's "heritage" is that of a small, dirt poor, fishing and pearl diving community. The associated "district" can be seen in less than 15 minutes, including the "museum". Have you ever been to Dubai...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1598

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

Just to clarify, Qatar and Doha are by no measure a tourist attraction, and can't begin to compare with Dubai on any measure. Yes, it has shiny new buildings around the Pearl and, yes, it's defecated by various shopping malls. But it has nothing at all going for it which will attract your average to...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2905

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Dire Straits: Money for nothing
Rammstein: Sehnsucht
AC/DC: Back in black
Metallica: Enter sandmen
Beethoven: 9th symphony

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by B777LRF
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 1961

Re: The D Day Invasion

Brings me to my next question. What about the North African theater? No attention given there ever either. That is a distinctively American perspective. The North African theatre has always been covered in depth in this part of the world, not least because of the rivalry between Montgomery and Romm...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 1961

Re: The D Day Invasion

For all intents and purposes, Germany lost the war the same year as the US entered, namely in 1942. That was when the Soviet Union started winning major battles and taking back lost ground. From there on, Germany was on a perpetual retreat which ended when Soviet forces entered Berlin in 1945. The D...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 929

Re: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars

Do you have access to news outlets? I guess so, since you're obviously on the internet. Which begs the question: Why are you posting inane drivel that can so easily be fact checked? But let me put it this way: Visiting any country in the middle of a civil war / revolution is generally detrimental to...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Choke holds: Legal in your community?
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: Choke holds: Legal in your community?

Of course it's illegal (in Denmark); it puts the arrested person in immediate mortal danger for no apparent reason. It would take a seriously demented set of lawmakers to even consider it to be reasonable and legitimate use of force, and it would require stupidity on a galactic level for any police ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16458

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

The proposed law makes absolute sense, unless you subscribe to the deeply anti-social thought that carriers should be allowed to sell seats below cost, in order to drive out the incumbent carrier at an airport. I'm sorry, but that only makes sense if you're the CEO of socially irresponsible companie...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US
Replies: 55
Views: 2664

Re: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US

For the most part it is the American citizens that do not want socialized health care. It would result in significantly higher taxes, less choice in health care, long waits for care. Single Payer is viewed as socialism which is not what the American people want, thats why Trump ended Obama Care BS,...

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by B777LRF
Sat May 23, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

In the 80s, Conair of Scandinavia flew the 720B between Copenhagen and Banjul, which is around 2900NM as the crow flies. 179 bums on seats, no cargo but loads of tax-free for onboard the sales. The first flight of the season always attracted a fair amount of attention, as it would not only carry the...

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by B777LRF
Wed May 20, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11274

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

The message I'm getting is "This is not a safe environment, so we're dressing our staff up in full-body PPE. Welcome aboard, hope you enjoy the flight."

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by B777LRF
Thu May 14, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11336

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

Max Q wrote:
Interesting.
Well, they did a remarkable job


Indeed. As mentioned in my first post on this thread DHL (European Air Transport, to be precise) and the A300 is the gold standard for this type of incident.

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by B777LRF
Thu May 14, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11336

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

I read that the Captain of this A300 had attended a lecture on UA 232 and the techniques used given by Al Haynes Not so much a lecture, more a not overtly detailed account of what took place that day. I know, I was there with Eric and Mario, amongst others. Did it help? Not sure, but it certainly i...

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by B777LRF
Tue May 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61890

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

No government should squander the public purse propping up companies without getting something in return. I fully understand the position governments both in Germany, Austria and Belgium are assuming, not least because of the arrogance and greed displayed by the megalomaniac CEO of Lufthansa. If he ...

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by B777LRF
Tue May 12, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8536

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

The US does not, and never have had, an independent judiciary or police force.

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by B777LRF
Sat May 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11336

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

OO-DLL was hit by a SAM climbing through 8.000 ft. It caused the loss of all hydraulics and set the outboard wing on fire. That crew didn't just manage to regain control, bring the aircraft around and perform an approach. Finding themselves drifting away from the runway, they performed a go-around, ...

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by B777LRF
Sun May 03, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3796

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

Bringing up the SCOTUS as a point of reference is highly debatable, since its members are all political appointees. To wit, due to the nature of the way judges are appointed to the SCOTUS, it fails the litmus test of being an independent, unbiased, fair and balanced, entity. Populate the SCOTUS with...

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by B777LRF
Sun May 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?
Replies: 25
Views: 4350

Re: Will Shopping Malls Becomes A Past In Airport Design?

Just to put some numbers to this discussion: CPH derives around 75% of their revenue from "non-aeronautcial activities". That is renting of space for shops, lounges and restaurants, parking fees and concession fees. In CPH, retailers are paying 25% of their turnover in concession fees + re...

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by B777LRF
Sat May 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3796

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

[quote="johns624]No. Back when the BoR was written, there wasn't a uniformed national guard. It was every able-bodied male. Sort of like a western posse. The 2nd basically says that since a militia may need to be formed, the right to bear arms shall not be infringed so it can be formed quickly....

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by B777LRF
Sat May 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.
Replies: 100
Views: 3796

Re: Good guy with a gun doesn't win.

Agreed, it's crystal clear: A well armed militia ... Notice the word "militia", which is a paramilitary organisation aimed at securing a specific area, often under local or regional control. As in, your National Guard. So there you have, clear as ice: To be armed means you have to be a mem...

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by B777LRF
Fri May 01, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's possible future?
Replies: 153
Views: 27300

Re: EK's possible future?

Just a point of order: Dubai has no oil or gas worth mentioning. You need to think of Dubai as a corporation, where the biggest sources of income stems from their ability to attract foreign companies who hires expat workers in their hundreds of thousands, and tourism. The first part is exceedingly i...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1691

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

Just a small, but not insignificant, correction: The flights put on by various European governments were not free of charge, but rather paid by the passengers. SAS, as an example, charged around 1200 USD for an economy seat for the Peru to Scandinavia repatriation flights. Besides, I fail to see how...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2485

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngf1KF2_kPI
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If it's live performances, there's this guy on this day and then - a very long way down - everybody else staring in awe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngf1KF2_kPI

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by B777LRF
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8764

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

SAS flew CPH-LIM-CPH, CPH-LIM-CPH-ARN and CPH-NSA-GIG-OSL. All repatriation flights using the A350. The first flight (CPH-LIM) was the first time they visited Peru, the second (LIM-ARN) is the longest flight (distance wise) they ever performed and the last (GIG-OSL) is the first time Brazil and Norw...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World’s Busiest Airport 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: World’s Busiest Airport 2020

MEM, SDF, LEJ, HKG, PEK.

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12286

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

That's just nonsense. I don't know if you ever worked in maintenance but at the MRO where I worked, the complete interior of a narrowbody was out the 2nd day into the C-check and that includes everything in the cockpit that comes off. Plus why would you have to remove the entire interior? The overh...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12286

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

This is what I have been proposing from the beginning. It doesn't take long to convert an aircraft to an ICU. Climate control through the APU is just fine, it doesn't cost that much to run the APU. Fuel is cheap anyway, GPU's can also be used. AC power is just plug and play, can be tapped fromnthe ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 459
Views: 55052

Re: All the cargo airlines in Europe's skies these days... any interesting stories?

Lots of interesting stories, must of which would result in an immediate and permanent ban on these pages :) Could tell you about the times we took 30+ tons of freshly minted cash from a place with trees to places there are none. Or just moving the same weight of Euro's from one end of Europe to the ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2485

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xeuqbi-CPU

A classic, in the classic sense. One of the finest pieces of music ever created, and rather fitting in these days.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xeuqbi-CPU

A classic, in the classic sense. One of the finest pieces of music ever created, and rather fitting in these days.

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding
Replies: 17
Views: 6254

Re: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding

After Ryanair found themselves ghosted by Airbus, they needed someone else to keep Boeing honest. However remote the chances are of FR ever taking delivery of this, or any other Chinese model, it probably serves the intended purpose.

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident
Replies: 17
Views: 7965

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A350 was involved in a serious landing incident

Perhaps the crew were not alert to the degree one would prefer, but the root cause of the incident seems to be ATC vectoring an aircraft to intercept the glide slope from above. Not the first time it's caused in an incident in FRA (and elsewhere) and I, for one, trust the BFU will not go for the eas...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3876

Re: Would the MAX be having issues if it had the PW GTF?

Yes, it would have solved the problem. But not for the reasons you may think. In order to be competitive with the Neo, it would have need a fan diameter of roughly the same size. To make that fit, they'd have to fit a new MLG and NLG and install overwing evacuation slides. That would have invalidate...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?
Replies: 12
Views: 3130

Re: Why Does DHL Not Fly The MD-11?

DHL did operate MD-11F's for quite a long time, through ACMI agreements with Gemini and World. Even managed to sit a Gemini one on it's arse in Dubai, joining the large club of MD-11F operators to whom that happened. If memory serves me right only two MD-11F operators never suffered that indignity; ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 459
Views: 55052

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

Right at end of news story @2.10, is a MU A332 with a human chain taking boxes out of the main cabin. How do they "secure" these? Are they just up in the overhead lockers, are they somehow strapped into seats? Did they take the seats out? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awe0-HkA3dw Large ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 459
Views: 55052

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

ITSTours wrote:
I'd like to know how much the max payload is though.


77W/L: 50 tons
A330: 35 tons

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335863

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The Swiss government have allegedly refused to bail out Swiss, on the grounds it's a German owned carrier. They argue Swiss have made billions over the years which, instead of being used to bolster the airline, have been funnelled to Germany and spent propping up other loss making entities in the co...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3256

Re: Things to do while social distancing

Working from home with two teenagers bored out of their tits is a bit of struggle, and they've only been home from school for 5 days! I'm a social animal and much prefer working in the office, interaction with my colleagues and getting things sorted in a few seconds, rather than having to schedule a...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335863

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Sooner or later everybody will be grounded; the sooner the better for the health of the populations. Seriously, the remedy is to avoid social contact, stay at home and ride it out for a few weeks. Before this week is out, all European, US and ME based airlines will be fully grounded absent a few key...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335863

Re: SAS (almost and temporarily) closing shop

Smart way to hand over all the costs of staff to the government. SAS will save extremely much money and survive several more months in current environment. OK for employees who will get some vacation while still having an income, even tough it will be significantly lower for Captains. It's not just...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335863

SAS (almost and temporarily) closing shop https://nyheder.tv2.dk/business/2020-03-15-sas-sender-op-til-10000-ansatte-midlertidigt-hjem * Temporarily sending home 10.000 employees * Goes from 4.200 to 4.000 employees in Denmark * Cancels all but one domestic service (CPH-AAL) out of Copenhagen Artic...

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