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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your full list of smart devices
Replies: 20
Views: 490

Re: Your full list of smart devices

I hope the OP appreciates that bragging about the most boring of electronic equipment, and their heritage, leaves absolutely nobody impressed. Or interested at all, for that matter. I do wonder what goes on in the mind of someone who gives a toss about how many thingamabobs they’ve got lying about t...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.
Replies: 80
Views: 16019

Re: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.

Probably because they don't have their air side passes issued yet... Take a guess at who deals with that. It’s been made quite clear, at least in the UK, that processing time for airside passes takes right around the same time it always had. I appreciate that airlines, airport and ground handlers u...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.
Replies: 80
Views: 16019

Re: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.

It’s a marvellous time to watch airlines blame airports, airports blaming airlines, and everyone blaming ground handlers. The truth of the matter is, that this entirely of the airlines’ own making. They’re the one’s who’ve insisted on ever lowering ground handling costs, by tendering the services fo...

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by B777LRF
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA
Replies: 20
Views: 5030

Re: LH A343 Low Level Go Around FRA

FRA is not particularly prone to wind shear, but it can happen nearly everywhere. A go-around from 50ft, whilst low, is not that unusual either - technically speaking you may perform a go-around after touch down until the point the thrust reversers have been engaged.

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by B777LRF
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5565

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The vibe I’m getting for quite a lot of posters is “She’s a US citizen, what she didn’t wouldn’t carry a large - if any - sentence in the US”, which is both incorrect and ultimately utterly inconsequential. Whilst she is indeed a US citizen, she committed what is a crime on the foreign soil she was ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low flying East coast traffic 8/4/22
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: Low flying East coast traffic 8/4/22

We once traversed most of Europe (Cambridge to Vienna) at FL180. Not because of traffic or technical issues, simply because we were carrying 4 race horses with a combined value vastly exceeding that of our ageing freighter. We stayed at FL180 in case of a pressurisation failure, in which case we’d b...

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 116
Views: 5565

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

I get that it is not America, but this is one of the highlights of why people should be careful, but it also highlights how accustomed Americans are to freedom. I’m sorry, but are you suffering from a delusion that “freedom” only exists in the US? If so, I’ve got some news for you: The vast majorit...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane
Replies: 51
Views: 8097

Re: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane

In other news, Buy’n’Large have revealed plans for its Axiom class of cruise ships. Though based mainly on theories and technologies which doesn’t exist, the news has been met with applause from the travel news industry, calling the idea “revolutionary”, “visionary” and “although it’s based on hot a...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2559

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

A fair bit would be spent on fast cars, slow horses, gambling, boats, Charlie and night fighters. The rest I’d just squander.

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by B777LRF
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun country widebodies, Europe?
Replies: 54
Views: 9346

Re: Sun country widebodies, Europe?

strfyr51 wrote:
Laker was he last LCC that flew widebodies in any large extent in scheduled service.


You mean apart from Norwegian, Scoot, Air Asia X and Air Canada Rouge?

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by B777LRF
Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilots go on strike
Replies: 104
Views: 19604

Re: SAS pilots go on strike

Update: Here are the 5 main points on the agreement. 1: Pay reduction of 25% 2: Max weekly working hours increased from 47 to 60* 3: Pilots are guaranteed job security for the next 5 years 4: Fired pilots will be hired back into mainline 5: The CBA is valid for all 3 Scandinavian countries and for a...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilots go on strike
Replies: 104
Views: 19604

Re: SAS pilots go on strike

Although details are not very, well, detailed, I’ve been able to glance the following: 1: The pilots fired under Covid will return to SAS mainline instead of being offered to apply at Link or Connect 2: Pilots in all entities (mainline, Link and Connect) will be covered by the same CBA 3: The CBA ha...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7697

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Well, as a white bloke who’s straight as an arrow, I’ve been welcomed with open arms at the last 3 Pride’s I’ve attended. They have, without exception, provided for one hell of a party, where the only requirement seemed to be one’s willingness to be open and get completely hammered. Did find that I’...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KF Aerospace sued over 2020 Icelandair Landing Gear Collapse
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: KF Aerospace sued over 2020 Icelandair Landing Gear Collapse

I read the article and thought LGT was subcontracting, but that's not the case, Icelandair itself contracted LGT for the overhaul, and KF for the installation : KF alleges that in or about November 2019, Icelandair entered into an overhaul contract with LGT to overhaul a right-hand main landing gea...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 61
Views: 3056

Re: Dominoes Pizza

Domino’s had to completely shut down in Denmark a few years ago, due to repeated breaches of health regulations at a number of their “restaurants”. This included re-labelling expired food with new “use before date” stickers; poor facilities for personal hygiene; storing ingredients at too high tempe...

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by B777LRF
Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?

What’s really fascinating, is that you’re intimate with “your” pastors' plumbing arrangements.

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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest domestic and Shortest international flights
Replies: 29
Views: 1684

Re: Longest domestic and Shortest international flights

Shortest intl.: CPH-MMA, 12NM (Helicopter Service S-76)
Longest dom.: SEA-IAD, 2000NM (United 757)

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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 10, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO’s Hands-Off Style Has Doubters as 787 Comeback Nears
Replies: 59
Views: 13102

Re: Boeing CEO’s Hands-Off Style Has Doubters as 787 Comeback Nears

Referring to the original article, in which it’s stated that “Wall Street” is concerned about the share price and want Calhoun to be gone. If that is really true, I’d say that Boeing is absolutely doing the right thing. What brought Boeing to where it is, was the blind allegiance to Wall Street and ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1236

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

There are very few brands I’d throw serious money at, and Richard Mille is certainly not one of them. I have a choice of two IWC to carry on my wrist, both of which does a wonderful job of telling me the time and date of the month and absolutely nothing else, apart from looking good. And that’s all ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 112
Views: 23402

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Why would it be important in a societal matter? Because SK is trying to follow industry trends so as to remain competitive? I dislike LCCs but they have set a new standard which many have to follow whether they like it or not. How can SAS be competitive in markets where they have to compete against...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A320ceo engine catches fire at Copenhagen Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 3636

Re: British Airways A320ceo engine catches fire at Copenhagen Airport

Please amend the title of this thread, as no engine was ever on fire. It was a damaged hydraulic line in the LH MLG, which leaked on the hot brakes, causing a small fire.

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by B777LRF
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 112
Views: 23402

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Interview with a senior SAS captain, who’s also the head of the pilots union: https://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/samfund/sas-kaptajn-saa-meget-faar-vi-i-loen/9329860 Top salary is DKK 101.000,- pr. month, starting salary is 37.000 and the average is 69.000. Or, to put it into perspective, the top salar...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Danish Mass Shooting in Mall
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Danish Mass Shooting in Mall

On a personal note, my bonus daughter was supposed to be at work at the mall last Sunday, but decided to have a day off instead. To say we're shocked would be rather an understatement. Ultra right-wing politicians in the US are already attempting to make hay, with their inane claim this incident pro...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48641

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Just heard on the radio this morning that a 10 year old girl has been denied abortion in Ohio.

You know what, all things considered, henceforth I’m just going to use the name Gilead when referring to the US.

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by B777LRF
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3125

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I love it how nuanced and balanced this thread is. People ask for 'an investigation to be done first before jumping to conclusions', 'find out where the gun came from' and lastly one argument that sticks out the most is this one: Tightened gun regulations won't and can't prevent every single mass s...

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by B777LRF
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7634

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

Heathrow could add as many runways as it pleases, but when HAL and the airport operators collectively fall to pieces after an aircraft have vacated the runway, what’s the point? You land, and then you wait 20 minutes for the stand to clear. You taxi towards the stand, but nobody’s there to turn on t...

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by B777LRF
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3125

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

It’s hardly surprising that certain ammosexual elements are out peddling their false equivalences and usual diarrhoea of whataboutism. The message coming across is basically that all laws are superfluous, since they’re not 100% effective. Might as well not have laws regulating drink driving, homicid...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48641

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

On the steady road to Gilead, one painful step at a time.

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by B777LRF
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.
Replies: 268
Views: 50136

Re: Boeing manning up to Launch new aircraft? Leeham thinks so.

Having read this thread in its entirety, a couple of obvious facts springs to mind. 1: Leeham is useless as a source As with many other blog sites, Leeham is largely useless owing to it’s complete lack of insight and credible sources. It is, for better or worse, nothing more than an enthusiasts site...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 131
Views: 15087

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

LCDFlight wrote:
Socialism, communism and social democracy are euphemisms for each other. It is important to read the literature for each. Socialism is a spectrum, and Communism is 100% on that spectrum.


Thank you for proving my point.

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by B777LRF
Tue May 31, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International To Domestic At JFK, Past & Present: Your Stories
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: International To Domestic At JFK, Past & Present: Your Stories

Having started the descent roughly 100NM too early, and being sent around Long Island, you finally arrive at JFK. Just as you think you’re almost there, the aircraft stop and has to wait for a tug to be towed the last few meters onto the gate. Then it’s a mad dash for immigration, trying to beat hun...

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by B777LRF
Mon May 30, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Likely Modifications to 757 if Still in Production (vs A321XLR)
Replies: 19
Views: 3399

Re: Likely Modifications to 757 if Still in Production (vs A321XLR)

Nothing much, really. Just a pair of new engines (which currently doesn’t exist), a new wing, a new centre wing box, new landing gear, fly-by-wire and a complete systems overhaul. Do all that, and you’ll end up with a machine weighing 10 tons more than the competitor whilst offering little, if any, ...

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by B777LRF
Sat May 28, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches the Global 8000
Replies: 25
Views: 6800

Re: Bombardier launches the Global 8000

The Global will long-range cruise at .92, providing you with a full sized bed and a shower in a 4-cabin fuselage you may roam as you traverse the globe in giant leaps. The X at full chat burns fuel like it’s a renewable source, bringing the range down to something approaching ridiculous, and will di...

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by B777LRF
Sat May 28, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 109129

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

And now that QR has firmed it 777-8F order for 34 planes, it seems difficult to switch to A350F. The 777-8/9, which QR also hold orders for, are at the very least 5 years late. That leaves ample opportunity for QR, or any other 777X customer for that matter, to walk away from their orders. As such,...

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by B777LRF
Fri May 27, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 109129

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Think it’s pretty far fetched linking the contract extension of Mbappe with Airbus selling aircraft to QR. The influence of the French state on Airbus is also being exaggerated in numerous posts on this thread; that’s quite simply not how the cooking crumbles. Having QR as a customer is a constant b...

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by B777LRF
Fri May 27, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 466
Views: 109129

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

A deal should be doable, something along the lines of “we’ll reinstate the A321 order, and you’ll cancel the 777XF order in place of an order for the same amount of A350F’s as a sign of, you know, your unwavering support of the aircraft."

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by B777LRF
Wed May 25, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16169

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Guns are a red herring. Six freaking pages of nothing but specious gun control arguments mixed in with some comments about mental health (which has some validity. But I posit this with you all: look at the life of Salvador Ramos. Fatherless. Was bullied in school. Cut himself. Lacked a strong male ...

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by B777LRF
Thu May 12, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6800

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

It was just an example; if automotive was a bad one then perhaps supermarkets are better? Or clothing? Or appliances? Tools? Point is, no matter what industry there’s always an upscale, midscale and downscale option. Which one is the most profitable varies, but who said ultimate profitability is the...

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by B777LRF
Thu May 12, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 162
Views: 21206

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest widebody: BRU-CGN, EAT A300, 100nm / 00:20
Longest narrowbody: CPH-IAD, SAS A321LR, 3540nm / 08:35

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by B777LRF
Thu May 12, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6800

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

But the issue is mostly that passengers want the cheapest fare available. If cost are not controlled the price of tickets will have to go up. A very large increase in cost to fly. They are in a catch 22. You cannot blame the airlines for something they cannot control. I will have to disagree with y...

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by B777LRF
Thu May 12, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 10714

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

On the topic of strength, and assuming a confrontation won’t go nuclear, my money on a Sweden+Finland vs Russia is firmly on the former side. Should Russia be foolish enough to cross the border with Finland, the combined Swedish/Finnish forces would probably be knocking at the gates of Murmansk 14 d...

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by B777LRF
Thu May 12, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6800

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

That's not unique to air passenger service. Searching for ever lower costs is a feature of capitalism, frankly. Wages are supposed to rise with productivity. Lots of service jobs have had stagnant productivity for decades. My barber doesn't cut hair any faster than he did fifteen years ago. 14 CFR ...

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by B777LRF
Thu May 12, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6800

Re: The consequences of crew and staff shortage in aviation - 2022 thread

The biggest issue is that former airline/airport/ground handling staff have found, that there’s actually better paid, less stressful, 9-to-5, jobs to be had. Couple that with the lure and “magic” of the airline industry having largely evaporated, attracting and retaining staff has become challenging...

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by B777LRF
Wed May 04, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 449
Views: 103830

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

As long as it is an ACMI, not a dry lease, I don't think those airlines are getting those real data on fuel consumption and DMC For the latter, maybe not. For the former, very much so. ACMI literally means “Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance & Insurance”. Meaning you pay a fixed price for those elemen...

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by B777LRF
Wed May 04, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8662

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

One really can't expect any carrier to be expert in the handling of live (whatevers) -- except humans! DL does need to recognize the fragility of certain cargo (just as it has high temp embargos for pets) and specify a routing that can be acceptable to the customer while meeting ops constraints (ai...

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by B777LRF
Tue May 03, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8662

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

[*] One really can't expect any carrier to be expert in the handling of live (whatevers) -- except humans! DL does need to recognize the fragility of certain cargo (just as it has high temp embargos for pets) and specify a routing that can be acceptable to the customer while meeting ops constraints ...

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by B777LRF
Sun May 01, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 66
Views: 7489

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

On the 'unrestricted' portions of the German Autobahns, what is the speed of most cars on them ? 110 - 130 Kmh (66 - 79 MPH) ? Depends on the traffic, time of day, day of week, and the weather. When I lived in Germany I would regularly drive back “home” for weekends. Leaving central Germany after 2...

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by B777LRF
Sun May 01, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What selling platforms do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: What selling platforms do you use?

Den Blå Avis. Twice I’ve had something for sale; am not in the habit of acquiring things and then regretting it. The two items I sold were boats, and only because having more than one boat is too much work. One could argue that having just a single boat is one too many, and such an argument certainl...

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by B777LRF
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 131
Views: 15087

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Same argument applies to Sen Warren, AOC and Bernie. Fringe voters give you fringe candidates. Not the same at all - the ones you mention support a far left agenda. I think this is a perfect illustration of how screwed up US politics have become, and how words have lost their meaning. None of the s...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 149
Views: 29168

Re: Boeing 777X Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

Their workforce is mainly foreigners, so they absolutely need to offer cheap transport to those workers' home country. The only way to achieve it is by using big aircraft. And yet EK only saw fit to configure a minute portion of their A380 fleet with 600+ seats, catering for that market and Europea...

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