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by B777LRF
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2606

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: 7247

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: 2606

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: 1025
Views: 40417

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: 48790

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: 14906

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: 1519

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: 3313

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: 6701

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: 108135

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: 108135

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: 108135

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: 15630

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: 6611

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: 20514

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: 6611

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: 10474

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: 6611

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: 6611

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: 364
Views: 80503

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: 8567

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: 8567

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: 7337

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: 1329

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: 14906

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: 28620

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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by B777LRF
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 210
Views: 54715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

Your faith in Boeings ability to excecute their plans in a timely manner vastly exceeds mine. I’m a cynic at heart, and there’s absolutely nothing in recent Boeing history which even remotely suggests they’re a) being fully open and honest and b) that they are able to meet their own timelines. Airbu...

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by B777LRF
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 210
Views: 54715

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2022

777XF is still slated to enter service in 2027. That should not be affected by the 2025 EIS of 777X. They are all built on the same line as the current 777. Also orders for the 777 freighter continue to roll in. The 787 has over 1000 examples built with over 800 operating around the world, so clear...

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by B777LRF
Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Jetstar Japan Will Fly Its Airbus A321LRs
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: Where Jetstar Japan Will Fly Its Airbus A321LRs

thekorean wrote:
Can 321LR reach Perth from Tokyo?


At 4275NM GC distance the answer is a “no”. Even the XLR would struggle, particularly if doing so with upwards of 230 SLF onboard.

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by B777LRF
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 524
Views: 162830

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2022

A poster here, and it’s not the only one, seems to suffer from the delusion that fuel consumption is the be all and end all of airline economics. It’s not, it never was and is unlikely to ever be so. It’s just one of a long range of variable costs, and it’s the balancing of those costs which governs...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 5011

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

Now they ask you to wear one if your sick but it’s at the individual employees discretion. Wait, what? Are you seriously telling us that employees are expected show up for work whilst being sick, and that even tough the company recommends wearing a mask in such situations, it’s up to the employee t...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 42045

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

Opus99 wrote:
Isn’t the 777 the most successful?


It’s certainly possible, and if so then the A330/340 is the second most successful. The A330 has sold roughly 1850 copies, roughly 350 of which are neo’s.

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 42045

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

The simple answer is that the A330 came of age range and payload wise, enabling it to usurp the 767 from above and the 777 from below by offering either a higher payload ability at roughly the same cost, or significantly lower cost against a slight capacity decrease. Team B didn’t have an answer to ...

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by B777LRF
Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU blacklists 21 Russian airlines, including SU
Replies: 23
Views: 6383

Re: EU blacklists 21 Russian airlines, including SU

As stated in the article, when Russian allowed the airlines to re-register aircraft, it effectively rendered their airworthiness certificates invalid. You can’t enter the airspace of a country without a valid certificate, and I guess it’s therefore only a matter time before every other non-pariah st...

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by B777LRF
Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Certification Problems
Replies: 25
Views: 3341

Re: Aircraft Certification Problems

If the “basic” A32xneo didn’t require a seperate TC, it’s hard to argue that what is effectively installing a larger centre-tank would do so. The 10MAX is at risk it if fails to meet the 31DEC deadline, as all aircraft certified after that date must have (EI)CAS installed as standard. FAA is, in my ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5809

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Belgium, France, Spain and Brazil are probably the favourites. Everything else is about the heart, and the great thing about a football cup is that it’s usually the best team of the tournament who ends up taking the crown. Denmark ’92* and Greece ’04** in the Euro cups proving the exceptions to the ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 26075

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

Further to the discussion above about there being an evacuation slide or no slide, where is the *door*? Door 1L is an outward opening door, and the photos show just a gaping hole for the door opening. Depends on the P2F conversion, but most conversions ditch the “normal” L1 door in favour of one si...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33695

Re: Condor launch new livery

The inspiration for this livery is the sun loungers and parasols used around the Med, which are usually striped. Like it or not, the new livery certainly sets them apart from all other airlines. Jail stripes are no more, prisoners nowadays wear orange, sometimes light blue or even fuchsia... You see...

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by B777LRF
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there no direct flights from Vegas to Asia?
Replies: 44
Views: 5158

Re: Why are there no direct flights from Vegas to Asia?

There aren't many foreigners who would want to fly to the US just for Vegas alone.... low to zero value for foreign visitors. Low to zero value you say? There's 33 nonstop flights (According to FR24) this week - and every week - from Europe to Vegas. [quote="LAX772LR”]... LAS featured a schedu...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2469

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

cpd wrote:
Missing the words. Try this


It was a deliberate choice, as I prefer the instrumental version.

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2469

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zGFZNinsk
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The prettiest one, in my book, is “Auferstanden aus Ruinen”, the national anthem of the former GDR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zGFZNinsk

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

The first mistake you made was taking “market cap” at face value. It’s anything but; it’s a largely irrelevant number either pumped up or beaten down by greedy idiots in trading houses. Tesla is a perfect example - in the not very distant future their mediocre products will be eclipsed by long-estab...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 26, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2432

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

Leecy = leccy. As in electrical.

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2432

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

What do you mean by VW not having much in way of EV’s? Compared to other European brands (and Ford and GM) they are well ahead of everyone else. Mercedes is the clear leader: EQA, EQB, EQC, EQE, EQS and EQV. VW boasts UP, ID3, ID4 and ID5. That’s one more than Audi, and the same as BMW (iX, i3, i4 ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2432

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

Our communist friends are great at operating a copying machine, and have little-by-little learned how to slap the pieces together in an acceptable way, but the final product will nearly always be a little off. In this case, as in many others, rather a large bit of “little off”. They’ve copied BMWs, ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What changes would Boeing have to make to the 747-8 to give it the capacity of the largest Airbus product?
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

Re: What changes would Boeing have to make to the 747-8 to give it the capacity of the largest Airbus product?

As we’re talking utopia, might as well take it all the way. The answer would be welding a top-deck to a 777-10.

zanl188 wrote:
None. Airbus doesn’t make a freighter larger than the 747-8. :-)


You, sir, win the internet of the day!

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time
Replies: 23
Views: 2119

Re: The single fleet type that stayed with the same airline for the longest time

May we consider the result to be in?

Lufthansa and the 747. 52nd anniversary this month.

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can an airline survive with a small fleet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: Can an airline survive with a small fleet?

Nordic Seaplanes: 2 (was 1) x Twotter on clown feet operating between the harbours of Copenhagen and Aarhus Air Alsie Express: 2 x ATR-72 operating two routes (was one); CPH-SGD and SGD-RNN. The RNN service is starting this summer and is seasonal Two examples of successful airlines from one small co...

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Too much fuel?
Replies: 8
Views: 2972

Re: Too much fuel?

Had that happen to me, when the engineer we carried on a charter was tasked with fuelling the aircraft. The captain told him “fill up to 28 tons”, but he misunderstood that and filled 28 tons on top of what we already had in the tanks. Result = way too heavy for landing. Solution = we levelled off a...

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by B777LRF
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airlines Cutting Flights Due To High Fuel Costs
Replies: 147
Views: 34471

Re: U.S. Airlines Cutting Flights Due To High Fuel Costs

US tourists in Europe are a minor fraction of total tourists numbers, with the overwhelming majority being made up by Europeans pottering off to the Med for their summer holidays. As such, whether or not US tourism to Europe goes up or down is really only a matter of fractions of percentages. From t...

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