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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Hertz. The car rental company bought 100,000(!) Teslas today. Tell me again how EVs is not happening;-) Nobody said that, what was said is that the timeframe you propose is simply unrealistic. There are almost 1.5 billion cars on the road today, and for many of the owners of those cars, right now, ...

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 20
Views: 782

Re: International Airports and prayer room

YVR has a interfaith Chapel in the International Arrivals area, also a "quiet" room after security at the D Gates.

Dusseldorf has a meditation room for interfaith meditation and is also used as a memorial for the victims of the fire they had back in 96.

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defines a "long haul" flight?
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: What defines a "long haul" flight?

Isn't a long haul anything 6 hours plus?

Personally, for me, living in Canada - I'd consider it anything across one of the two oceans on our borders.

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 74
Views: 2340

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Renewables will outpace fossil fuels eventually. As it is, Australia showed that renewables and esp. battery storage is and can be so worthwhile. https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-big-battery-south-australia-3-blackouts/ What you have asked has been partially or fully answered in this - https://clean...

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 74
Views: 2340

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

You could make fun of it all, sure, but what is your brilliant solution? Use Zoom. Lord knows they're telling us to do the same thing instead of commuting to work to save the planet, regardless what it costs us. The house is on fire, Did I say it wasn't? and instead of acting, Who says I'm not acti...

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 74
Views: 2340

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Newark727 wrote:
Don't we usually get upset at teenagers for not caring about their futures? Just sayin'.

Its a good thing that teenagers care about their future, after they're finished their homework - just sayin'

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 74
Views: 2340

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Ah yes, an event where World leaders and dignitaries fly in from all corners of the globe via private jets to sit around to tell us that we need to give our yearly holiday in the sun some second thought cuz flying is bad :rotfl: Oh wait, its OK, their flights are offset by purchasing "carbon cr...

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A340-300 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Lufthansa A340-300 ?

YVR-FRA saw an alternating mix between the A330/A340 over most of the last year - one day would be the A330, a couple of days later the A340. Pretty much only A350 now. See what the winter schedule brings us.

Bless you LH for keeping the A340 in the skies just a little bit longer :cloudnine:

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Air Canada doesn't fly to Northern Canada?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: How come Air Canada doesn't fly to Northern Canada?

Its a niche and specialized market. Certain aircraft are better suited for Arctic Canada flying, so AC would possibly have to start a separate division with a sub fleet of aircraft. Having said that, IIRC, AC briefly owned/operated NWT Air years ago.

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1156

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Oh Lord, I keep records of my flights, but not that detailed. Most flown, WestJet by a long shot, followed by Air Canada, KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa. No idea what my total number of miles I've flown with each. Top favourites (of my most frequently used airlines) is still British Airways, fol...

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by ACDC8
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

Is pre-clearence worth it? From a passengers point of view - uh, hell yeah! Wish we Canadians had it coming back - make travelling so much more enjoyable.

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by ACDC8
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 71
Views: 18342

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

This was coming off a United 787 into the international terminal, to the standard mildly stifling German public building, versus hopping on a 320 for a quick long weekend to the Canaries. LOL, literally 50% of my long haul flights coming in and leaving FRA have been using air stairs. Same with LHR,...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

From Canada only - https://electricautonomy.ca/2021/10/04/run-on-less-electric-truck/ Curious if any of these trucks did any trial runs through Rogers Pass or up the Coquihalla? 290km range sure won't be a realistic number leaving Revelstoke in the dead of winter. EV trucks in Canada are coming, bu...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Vloggers?
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Aviation Vloggers?

Is Sam Chui still lurking around?

Still like his content.

Noel Phillips is good, as is Jeb Brooks.

Alex Praglowski has really started to shine, lots of Canadian content.

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

That was a year ago, so I guess I can be more objective now... what is/are the problem/s with the Equinox? :boggled: https://www.motorbiscuit.com/chevy-equinox-the-most-common-problems-you-should-know-about/ All cars have some issues of some sort - some more than others. The interwebz is a great to...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

What made the Deh Cho Bridge on the Yellowknife Highway justifiable? That answer was given to you 6 months ago when you asked the same question in your similar thread. But to refresh your memory. The highway that crosses that bridge leads to Yellowknife, again, a city with almost 15 times the popul...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

What warrants the four bridges on the Yukon River in both the Yukon Territory and Alaska being built? I don't know about the bridge in the US because I don't know anything about Alaskan infrastructure. But for the 3 in the Yukon: The Robert Campbell bridge in Whitehorse - Whitehorse has 20 times th...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

(Also I'm pretty sure the vehicle I buy is going to have to be a Chevy Equinox. :bigthumbsup: ) Well, there's you first mistake :biggrin: Seriously though. Research vehicles online, visit vehicle specific forums - find out what common issues owners have had. Lots of people just griping about their ...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

West Dawson is a real town like Dawson City and Highway 9 goes all the way to Alaska, so it makes sense to build a bridge connecting Dawson City and West Dawson. There are also several bridges on the Yukon River that are further north. West Dawson is certainly not a real town like Dawson City - the...

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?

ATR 42 and 72 - both Eurowings.

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

Seeing that no bridge has been built or planned yet, that would be a good indicator that the current system is more than adequate at this time. The ice bridge at the Yukon River in Dawson City is getting thinner due to climate change and that could cause issues for supporting the weight of trucks a...

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

Building a bridge across the Yukon River would certainly allow for easier emergency vehicle access. If that was such a concern, they would have built one by now. Seeing that no bridge has been built or planned yet, that would be a good indicator that the current system is more than adequate at this...

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Now when Uruguay can do it, and it isn't have much money as Canada does, if it can do it, don't see why Canada doesn't if the political will is there. Just as an aside, I remember this story It doesn't matter what Uruguay is doing. It doesn't matter what India is doing. It doesn't matter what Norwa...

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Now from what I had understood of Canada, you guys were supposed to be more pro-climate, more climate change activist than U.S., aren't you ??? And I'm talking more about the nation in general rather than individual positions. Don't know, maybe. Politically, our current Government is quite pro-envi...

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

I don’t know if you are misunderstanding on purpose or what your game is, My game? I asked you which point in your post I did not respond to. But yes, I do believe there is a misunderstanding because you seem to believe I didn't address what you wrote yet I responded to every point in your post. Yo...

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

M564038 wrote:
Now you’re down to not responding to what I write, but what you think I write. Thats not working for me.

And exactly where did I not respond to what you wrote?

I addressed every point in your post

:sarcastic:

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

The needs you describe are outliers. The needs I describe are realities. Half of every EV ever sold are sold this year. Not here they aren't, and we are years off from that goal. But since you seem to know our market, needs, infrastructure better than we do, I'm gonna guess you just don't care. Mos...

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

We have a lousy electricity system. It is a system we share only with albania. It is barely safe and most of the infrastructure is decades upon decades old and especially vulnerable to noisy LEDs and modern electronics and grounding problems. Dreadful. Still EVs are just a 2% bump. It is the same a...

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Do EVs in canada use 25 times more electricity than EVs in Norway? Oh for God's sake. Our current infrastructure is decades behind as is - that is the issue we have. As someone once put it, plugging in a bunch of EVs right now in our current system would be like trying to run a brand-new computer o...

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Sorry, man! But I see the real numbers! Every day! Here, and we do as I have said before have the highest density of EVs around, the authorities calculate around a 2% increase. And the real numbers over the last few years support that. I believe those numbers because I see them myself as described ...

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

You overestimate the hit on the grid. I oversee the charging-system in our neighborhood of 500 apartments, there is about 110 electric cars “living” here. They are on average Model 3 type cars. The average draw is about 13kW for the entire system, the year seen as a whole. The latest study from our...

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by ACDC8
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British aircraft (except VC-10): whose have you flown on?
Replies: 23
Views: 1101

Re: British aircraft (except VC-10): whose have you flown on?

Trident - BEA
Avro RJ100 - North Cariboo Air
BAe 146 - Air BC, Eurowings
Jetstream J31 - Alberta City Connector

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Russian Airliners - what have you flown and on which carriers?
Replies: 15
Views: 761

Re: Russian Airliners - what have you flown and on which carriers?

Well, the An 2 was used by various Eastern Bloc airlines, so I've got the An 2 on my list - was a private company though, offering sight seeing flights. Was a spur of the moment thing, didn't have a camera with me, which was a shame.

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?
Replies: 27
Views: 1119

Re: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?

Dash 8 100 - Air BC, Canadian Regional
Dash 8 300 - Air BC, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Jazz, Air Ontario, Canadian Regional, North Cariboo Air
Dash 8 Q400 - Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, North Cariboo Air, WestJet Encore

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CRJ - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: CRJ - Whose have you flown?

CRJ 200 - Air Canada
CRJ 700 - United Express (Skywest)
CRJ 705 - Air Canada
CRJ 890CS - Suncor
CRJ 900 - American Eagle (Mesa)

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?
Replies: 22
Views: 713

Re: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?

KLM - F50, F70, F100
Canadian Regional - F28

God, I miss the sound of those RR Tays :cloudnine:

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

If you think Canada being left behind is a good thing, then I'm not gonna stop you. I never said it was. I just find it amusing that just because something is a certain way in your part of the world, it doesn't always apply to other parts of the world. The City of Vancouver is set to implement a ne...

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding Pass Design Logic
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Boarding Pass Design Logic

Why redesign a classic?

Image

:biggrin:

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 105
Views: 4182

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

EAARbrat wrote:
Widebody

Narrowbody (nothing super long)
UA DC8 JFK-SEA or EA 752 JFK-LAX or EA 722 ATL-PHX

Didn't even think about the DC8 and its even in my username LOL, guess I'll have to change mine to FRA-YYZ with the ACDC8.

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Just a brief summary on how EVs and the infrastructure just aren't where they need to be in the Canadian real world: https://driving.ca/reviews/road-trip/are-evs-ready-for-cottage-trips I'm sure someone will comment about some "statistics" they found online and "driving profiles"...

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

As your own link shows (it is full of errors, btw. but that part is right): There are Zero subsidies on EVs in this country. There are taxes paid on Jurassic cars to compensate for their emissions, that aren’t paid on EVs. So yes, there are incentives, but not subsidies. Zero. Nothing. (Equinor, wh...

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

I find its hit and miss. Sometimes, the books are much better than the movie, and other times, the movie is better than the book. With the DaVinci Code, I found the book to be much better, but with Angles and Demons, the movie was way better because they cut a lot out, like the part with the Vatican...

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Do you check the current price of a flight after you booked it?

Almost always, just to see if I get angry or not :rotfl:

I usually check the prices on multiple devices or log out of my account and delete browsing history/delete cookies, sometimes, even using the same portal (i.e.:, Expedia), I'll get different prices.

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 105
Views: 4182

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

Shortest wide-body flight would probably be DUS-FRA on Lufthansa's A310 followed by AMS-LHR with KLM's A310 and then DUS-LHR on Air Canada's L1011 and British Airways B767. Longest narrow-body flight would probably be KEF-YYC- with Canada3000's B757, followed by YVR-YHZ on WestJet's B737 and then YE...

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?
Replies: 28
Views: 1028

Re: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?

ACDC8 wrote:
Lufthansa, Wardair, Canadian, KLM.

If we're including MD11s:

KLM - fortunately, every tail number in their fleet.

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?
Replies: 28
Views: 1028

Re: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?

Lufthansa, Wardair, Canadian, KLM.

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1185

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

Haven't been on any A300s, but as far as A310s go:

KLM
Lufthansa
Wardair

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

I have seen how short the timespan is from «everyone» arguing against EVs being close to taking over, to pretty much the same «everyone» buying EVs themselves. You don’t seem to even start to fathom how fast and swift this change will be. But I do, because I have seen it with my own eyes. Pure EVs ...

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 150
Views: 3945

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

If you had shared the country, then we could have tracked that and know the statistics overtime and share the same. From what is being seen, there is both push and pull by people for EV adoption. Now if a country/province doesn't do battery charging services, that is on them. This is what China did...

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