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by bgm
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10076

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

compensateme wrote:
IMO, Addison Mitchell McConnell International Airport would’ve been the better choice.


Turtleface International :rotfl:

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by bgm
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12557

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Do you have any actual source to back that claim up? Somehow I have a hard time believing it. You have rose-tinted glasses about what flying used to be like. https://www.fastcompany.com/3022215/what-it-was-really-like-to-fly-during-the-golden-age-of-travel You can also read the much-recommended boo...

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by bgm
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Interested wrote:
We don't deign planes to create more problems for pilots than the previous one


Yet that’s exactly what Boeing did in this case.

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by bgm
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3058

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

KLDC10 wrote:
I don't think Trump will have the time to come visit her in there. He's a very busy guy.


Sitting on the toilet constipated AF sending out angry tweets with each vain attempt to evacuate his burger-infested bowels doesn’t constitute as busy. :duck:

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by bgm
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Killing somebody by negligence is also a crime. Saying that somebody was killed by negligence is a serious accusation, one that should not be made casually and without the kind of proof that would be needed in a court room, IMO. We know there are swarms of lawyers filing lawful death suits and that...

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by bgm
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

My goodness at the ignorance going on in this thread. I only check it every few weeks to see if there is any factual news. If it doesn't have a cite, I won't believe it. None of you have the privilege of knowing Boeing's up to date financial stats nor do any of you know the FAA timeline for putting...

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by bgm
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1456

Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

The mayor of an Alabama town reportedly called for "killing out" gay people in a since-deleted Facebook comment. Mark Chambers lumped "homosexuals" and "transvestites" together with "baby killers" and "socialists" in the post, according to TV station...

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by bgm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Declining loads on QR's IAD route
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: Declining loads on QR's IAD route

14 hours on a US carrier, where the FAs won’t even clean the toilets? Flight attendants clean toilets? They certainly do, the lavs are always spotless. There’s a clause with the US FAs that they don’t clean them so after a 14 hour flight on a US carrier you can imagine what state they’re in. Gross ...

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by bgm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Declining loads on QR's IAD route
Replies: 22
Views: 4409

Re: Declining loads on QR's IAD route

The end of the AA code share with QR and the partial GCC embargo hurt the route's loads; AA held (and still holds) quite a few Washington, DC to the Middle East and South Asia GSA city pairs and pushed much of that traffic onto IAD-DOH (and on EY nonstop and via JFK). The remaining AA GSA pair cont...

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by bgm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 326
Views: 51340

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Ahh, dithering, something Airbus should have done rather than sinking $billions into the hole known as A380. Whataboutism. Indeed. A feeble attempt to throw an A-vs-B turd into the conversation. What does the A380 have to do with AA choosing the A321LR? :spin: This should prove a good 757 replaceme...

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by bgm
Mon May 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2027

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

I have a soft spot for the classic series (300, 400, 500) for some reason. Forever etched in my mind are the sounds of the engines howling (if you're sat behind them) as they spool up, and then the frail-sounding flaps creaking as you come in to land, and the brakes that sound like they're worn out...

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by bgm
Sun May 26, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

For those of you that are still giving Boeing's failures 3 words of narrative but the pilot's actions and the training of the airlines several thousand words: Why not just post what you want to post instead of making such a lame assessment of what others post? Everyone knows Boeing failed. Boeing a...

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by bgm
Sat May 25, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Not evidence, just your opinion. Well then, oh wise one, pray tell why is the 737 MAX grounded worldwide? :duck: If I would have to tell you, then I would have to explain to you also the difference between an apple and an orange. So I won't bother. Uh-uh, you don't get away that easily. Try me. Go ...

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by bgm
Fri May 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

You need to provide a cite with factual evidence or direct quotes that Boeing and the FAA do not value human life as much as other countries. Factual evidence? The FAA and Boeing deemed the 737 MAX airworthy when it clearly was not, since 346 innocent victims lost their lives as a result. There’s y...

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by bgm
Fri May 24, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

European lifting of the grounding could take a while. They are going to be doing a full internal review of the MAX. https://www.eurocockpit.be/news/boeings-max-return-service-we-need-answers-and-transparency As predicted. Boeing and the FAA are already well established bedfellows, so it'll get rubb...

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by bgm
Fri May 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1525

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

Perhaps this is God's way of reprimanding certain parts of the US who don't believe in climate change... :duck:

Jokes aside, that is a serious amount of rainfall.

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by bgm
Fri May 24, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

European lifting of the grounding could take a while. They are going to be doing a full internal review of the MAX. https://www.eurocockpit.be/news/boeings-max-return-service-we-need-answers-and-transparency As predicted. Boeing and the FAA are already well established bedfellows, so it'll get rubb...

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by bgm
Thu May 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3586

Re: FAA inspectors accusing agency of negligence

If they are so unsafe, why is the safety record so good? Luck. However, that luck ran out with the 737 MAX. The airlines and pilots also played a role in those accidents. However, no need to rehash that in this thread. There is a separate thread for that debate. Indeed. But don't forget that Boeing...

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by bgm
Thu May 23, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

"ET had 50% of the Fatal Accidents in the last ten years with Pilot error at least a contributing factor. I am referring to AF447, Colgan 3407, ET409 and ET302." How on earth do you come to that conclusion? You're picking 4 accidents, two of which were ET airplanes, in a 10-year timeframe...

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by bgm
Thu May 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3586

Re: FAA inspectors accusing agency of negligence

glideslope900 wrote:
If they are so unsafe, why is the safety record so good?


Luck.

However, that luck ran out with the 737 MAX.

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by bgm
Thu May 23, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 79
Views: 3906

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

[If there is such thing as Karma then I would hate to be any of them because they will surely get their comeuppance one day. Oh I believe it, and the repulsive orange turd will get his, sooner or later. If he's not impeached or arrested, he'll probably drop dead from his awful diet. Either way, it'...

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by bgm
Thu May 23, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 79
Views: 3906

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

TTailedTiger wrote:
Why don't you liberals just impeach him already?


1) Because the Senate will block it
2) Because Mike Pence as President is even more terrifying that the turd currently in that position.

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by bgm
Wed May 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2551

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Even the dumbest republicans have given up on that trope since they know a) that's not what happens and b) that's not what anyone is asking for, so unless you want to ensure everyone on this site knows you have the brainpower of a bivalve, you might want to pick a different argument. Spoilers! You ...

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by bgm
Wed May 22, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2551

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Wouldn't a gay male who transitions to female be straight? But what if she was attracted to women? Or men? Or both? See where this is going? Wouldn't a gay male who transitions to female be straight? What about a non-gay male who transitions to a gay female, or vv? :spin: When you're in a hole, sto...

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by bgm
Wed May 22, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2551

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Yes it is. You can get an operation and get a change down there if you are really one of the very few unlucky people, and then get a legal change as well. You're welcome to use the ladies room then. Until that time, get the fuck out of there. So do you go around inspecting peoples' genitals in the ...

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by bgm
Wed May 22, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2551

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

But could say those same things about racial minorities, religious minorities, women, etc. Why hijack the LGB community after they had made such great strides toward equality? Trans people have set them back. Why do gay people deserve equality but not trans people? Equality for all means equality f...

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by bgm
Mon May 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7737

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Give it a few months after the grounding of the MAX series is lifted and most people won't even remember what a 737 MAX is. Give it a year or two after that and just about everyone except avgeeks and people directly affected by these unfortunate crashes will have forgotten about this entirely. The ...

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by bgm
Mon May 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 9891

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Greetings Folks, this programme is without doubt "the bottom of the barrel" their reporting is sensational and theatrical. anyone that hangs on to their accuracy as being fact needs to get a LIFE! Cheers 325i. Again, what in the documentary was factually incorrect? After watching the enti...

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by bgm
Mon May 20, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53315

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

This is great if it’s true. Boeing needs some good news lately. It's hardly a surprise. All Air NZ's WB planes are Boeing, so it would make sense for fleet commonality. However, if they had ordered some 737MAX planes and ditched their Airbus NB fleet, that would've been some seriously good news for...

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by bgm
Sun May 19, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 27
Views: 3281

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

My sincerest condolences for your loss. It sounds like you had a wonderful mother who lived a great and fulfilling life. Those memories are the ones to cherish.

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by bgm
Sat May 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I am very interested to know what the Boeing defenders on these pages honestly think about Boeing's assertion that there were "no technical gaps or slips" with regards to MCAS implementation. Be honest now. Completely disagree with Boeing’s assertion, their sales and contracts groups shou...

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by bgm
Sat May 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 9891

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Ever since these crashes happened and MCAS was revealed to rely on only one sensor, I couldn't for the life of me figure out why Boeing would have such a critical system rely only on one sensor. It goes against any safety philosophy regarding aircraft design. The documentary explained why: if it rel...

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by bgm
Sat May 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 9891

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Can you guys be a bit more specific about the "garbage dramatization The music and editing is what really put me off and made me doubt their credibility Ok, but once again (feeling like a broken record today), what was factually incorrect in the documentary? Have you actually watched the whole...

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by bgm
Sat May 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 9891

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

325i wrote:
Greetings Folks, this programme is without doubt "the bottom of the barrel" their reporting is sensational and theatrical.
anyone that hangs on to their accuracy as being fact needs to get a LIFE!
Cheers 325i.


Again, what in the documentary was factually incorrect?

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by bgm
Sat May 18, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 9891

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Can you guys be a bit more specific about the "garbage dramatization and fallacy" etc. I watched the program, the technical aspects seemed accurate to me, some heavy industry heavy weights involved. It didn't make it clear that Boeing's design was not an important factor in the crashes an...

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by bgm
Sat May 18, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20192

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I was raised with this truly weird concept of morality drilled into me For someone who boats morality, you sure dropped the ball when you voted for the most immoral President in recent times. 'Selective morality ' perhaps? Or just hypocrisy? My mom, an RN, used hand out condoms after the nuns at th...

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by bgm
Thu May 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20192

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

The same people who are against abortion the ones who are against birth control and only support abstinence as a valid form of sex education in schools. :sarcastic:

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by bgm
Thu May 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Politics: 2019 Right of Center Discussion Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 3547

Re: US Politics: 2019 Right of Center Discussion Thread

Our opposition isn't against female reproductive Rights. Our opposition is against murder. Someone never has the right to choose to kill another human being. Yet most of those who share you view support the death penalty, and the freedom for crazies to go buy gunz and shoot up schools. The key disa...

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by bgm
Thu May 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

That's not a bad list for Lionair - ET should have known how to handle MCAS and it's now obvious they did not - which I highly suspect is because there Airline never told them/trained them - but that's another subject. MCAS V2 - properly implemented shouldn't really need training as the outcome wou...

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by bgm
Tue May 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16435

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Have you been living under a rock? It's well known that the above are all updates of older generation aircraft. Nobody is disputing that. It's just there are some posters who are in complete denial that the 737NG and MAX are different variants of the same plane. I'd much rather fly on the 'older' 7...

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by bgm
Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16435

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Wow, the mental gymnastics on this thread are really something. :rotfl: The 737NG IS an older version of the 737 MAX. This is exactly why Boeing got into this mess by quite literally pimping their 737 to the max. And yet rarely is it ever brought up these days that the A320 and A330 are older versi...

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by bgm
Tue May 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16435

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Wow, the mental gymnastics on this thread are really something. :rotfl:

The 737NG IS an older version of the 737 MAX. This is exactly why Boeing got into this mess by quite literally pimping their 737 to the max.

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by bgm
Mon May 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I agree to an extent, which is why I wouldn't support grounding the A320NEO series for a recertification. However, an argument can be made that if the flights where the failures occurred by crews that would have recognized the situation as a runaway stabilizer and run the NNC exactly as documented,...

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by bgm
Sun May 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

MD80Ttail wrote:
We are much better than ever and and will improve but sometimes things are missed or not understood during design.


Or things are rushed under pressure to compete and undisclosed systems are installed without notifying pilots in order to save money, causing catastrophic results?

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by bgm
Sun May 12, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

rj777 wrote:
Ok, so say that Boeing does re-brand the Max as Trump suggests.... what will they call it? -800 and -900 are already taken.....the -10 would be ok.... but what about the other 2.


-8 and -9?

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by bgm
Sat May 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11208

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

according to onemileatatime, Etihad, the national airline of the UAE, has lost its 5 star rating. This has been reflected on Skytrax website. When visiting Etihad page on skytrax, it shows that they are 4 star airline. I guess this comes as their standard of quality is down. Source: https://onemile...

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by bgm
Sat May 11, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

VV wrote:
How would you call using round wheels?


A smoother ride? ;)

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by bgm
Sat May 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3093
Views: 307803

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

and it gets worse .. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/10/politics/boeing-737-emergency-procedure/index.html Some emergency checklists have not been updated since 1967... I can't imagine this will be a quick fix.. could drag on for many more months ... But wait! Were they not just making a safe plane...

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by bgm
Sat May 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3212

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Going to the US without health insurance is a very easy way to bankrupt yourself if you have any health issues. There is no reciprocity between the publicly funded NHS and the private for-profit US healthcare system. It would be madness if there was, as the NHS would end up paying huge sums due to c...

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