I'm really surprised none of the ME3 carriers are considering AGP. AGP is becoming more of a year round destination, and at the moment getting there can be quite a journey from Dubai. Hopefully, one of the ME3 airlines will start AGP soon.Jump to post
EK has been operating afternoon ULH flights for a couple of years now (JFK and this year LAX). Just wondering how, or if, high temperatures affect a 16 hour LAX flight on a full A380 that is scheduled to take off daily at 3pm (almost hottest time of the day)? As far as I'm aware, there are no payloa...Jump to post
I'm Assyrian Iraqi, which means that I speak an Eastern dialect of neo-Aramaic, also known as Assyrian. There's still quite a few of us left, perhaps a couple million most of us outside of our homeland of Iraq/Syria/Turkey, because of the ethnic cleansing caused by the rise of Islamists in Iraq/Syri...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Fly2yyz" class="quote" target="_blank">Fly2yyz</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Ok obviously you get a hard on talking abo...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flightsimboy" class="quote" target="_blank">flightsimboy</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>I don't think you know that the ...Jump to post
All the carriers you mentioned serve the new immigrant populations of Canada, i.e. low yielding VFR traffic (non-priority routes). If you think Canada is a priority market and that makes you happy, by all means continue believing that. As to your second comment, it's quite sad that a country such as...Jump to post
TK giving <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> the finger? To be honest, Canada doesn't rank that high on any airline's list. That's why most airlines remove first class, etc on flights to Canada. It's a low yielding and relatively small market. <acronym title="Emirates (Uni...Jump to post
That's awful <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> God rest the baby's soul. I didn't know that there was a transit hotel inside <acronym title="Sharjah - International (SHJ / OMSJ), United Arab Emirates">SHJ</acr...Jump to post
Flight152: why such a strong reaction? Even if I made a mistake just correct me, this is a forum for sharing ideas. For your information I was referring to the E170; the recent orders at the Paris Airshow were for the newer E170-E2. My question is specific to the E170 type.Jump to post
Hi All, I was wondering if someone could shed more light on several questions I have regarding the Embraer E170/175. It seems that orders for the E170 aircraft are quite low at the moment - I would be grateful if someone could clarify how long it takes to manufacture the E170 at Embraer's facilities...Jump to post
I also think it's childish (and backwards) of the Canadian government to be promoting a protectionist environment in this day and age, under the disguise of "inadequate O&D". Anyone who's flown on <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>/KL/BA/SR to Canada knows this is a ridiuclous argument. Ap...Jump to post
There is still a considerable difference between business class, even the new ones with direct aisle access, and first class with an enclosed suite. Some people value their privacy, prefer better catering than business and can afford it. I don't know why or on what basis those people are labelled os...Jump to post
Canada is insignficant in the grand scheme of things, and this includes to <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>. This does not mean that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> will give up on landing rights to Canada but let's keep in mind <acronym tit...Jump to post
That's why I said in most Islamic countries. Try openly defying Ramadan in Saudia Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Oman, etc...
Inodnesia is still a secular country; don't know how long that will last but that's why you are guarenteed not being arrested.
Comparing apples to apples is quite important. In most countries where Islam is the dominant or state religion, and Islamic law applies, Muslims do not really have a choice but to practise Islam. Legally, in most Muslim countries Muslims must fast during the month of Ramadan or risk prison sentence ...Jump to post
Thanks for the report! great pictures and glad you enjoyed your flights on EK!Jump to post
<i>Not true. Mohammed was a Prophet and a 'messenger' just like Isa and Moses. He did not write the Quran either, he mereily communicated the verses to his followers and put the verses into his actions. The Quran was physically compiled after his death. That is the reason there are no different vers...Jump to post
<i>The bible is not the word of god (notwithstanding the fact that he doesn't exist, I'm speaking from a catholic point of view, I was once one), you're confused with the koran. The new testament, which is the important part, is the story of Jesus, told by simple men.</i> Actually in Christianity th...Jump to post
<i>For the VERY simple reason that we are talking about the Pope, and what he commented on.Not the Jews or the Church of England etc... If you want to bring other religions into it start another thread on discuss the pro's and con's of homosexuality or whatever</i> For someone who invokes freedom of...Jump to post
I brought it up the stance of other religions in reply 10. What we are all referring to is your answer in reply 12: "<i>on't bother bringing other religions into this discussion, they are irrelevant. If you want to bring then in start another thread please. BTW, he is entitled to have an opinion and...Jump to post
This has absolutely nothing to do with deflection! I have already admitted in my posts that the Church and Christianity, as is the case with other major faiths of the world, all have a particular stand concerning homosexuality. You cannot expect them to change that stand because in fact it is a fund...Jump to post
Kiwiandrew, No Christians do not only have the ONLY right to criticize, but criticism, particularly from other people of other faiths, in a pluralist society should at least AIM to be constructive. We all have the right to get our point across but it must be done with respect. The Pope is followed b...Jump to post
I don't understand why this causes controversy everytime! It's no secret that all 3 Abrahamic religions and many others including Bahaii do not endorse gay rights. Just move on with your lives people and leave the Pope alone. He is free to give his opinions to his fellow Christians and you are free ...Jump to post
Thanks for your input Lewis, the situation in Greece is still not close to the situation in the Middle East. Are there restrictions for Muslims to meet at such venues (ie: license)? Can Muslim men marry Greek women? Can Muslims proselytize? Are Greeks free to convert to Islam without facing the deat...Jump to post
<i>There are ancient Christian communities in just about every Muslim country (except Saudi Arabia). Sometimes facign discrimination and prosecusions but then the same can be said for other minorities (including Muslim sects other than the mainstream in any given country).</i> In Egypt (country with...Jump to post
I am glad you recitifed your statement regarding Christian involvement in the civil war, it was a civil war involving everyone. Your first statement was naive and offensive, next time either you take the full context into account, or if you are not that familiar with the issue then just don't mentio...Jump to post
<i>Are you now saying it did not happen?</i> It seems that you have chosen to misread my posts on purpose, and so that's just a waste of everyone's time. I think it's quite clear what I wrote in my posts. Christians did committ massacres in Lebanon, but all 18 sects did and it wasn't based solely on...Jump to post
<i>I did not say that. I merely pointed a list of places where Christians had relatively recently massacred 'others', answering to a previous comment from Slider in which he said Christianity's crimes were a thing of the distant past: they're not</i> Then obviously you misunderstood my posts on Leba...Jump to post
<i>That's exactly my point: religion and politics together is a recipe for disaster. Be it Christian, Muslim or whatever else.</i> Actually, initially your point was to single out atrocities committed by Christians. Lebanon is a bad example, it was a civil war and atrocities were committed by all si...Jump to post
<i>A 25-year civil war built along religious lines that included regrettable episodes like the Sabra and Shatila massacres (executed by Maronite militias). I do travel to Lebanon regularly, and have friends there (mostly Maronite and Armenian, though).</i> Travelling to a country doesn't make you an...Jump to post
<i>I'm not talking Crusades, but N. Ireland, Lebanon, Rwanda, Church support of fascist/totalitarian regimes worldwide, etc.</i> Lebanon???????? Please do enlighten us about Lebanon. As someone who is from the middle east, and has family in Lebanon I am surprised at your comments, but please do "enl...Jump to post
<i>And we've killed a lot more Muslims, including innocent civilians, then they have killed innocent Christian civilians. That is also a rather inconvenient fact.</i> A totally ignorant statement that is typical of a Westerner who has no clue about the middle east at all. As an Iraqi Christian, we m...Jump to post
<i>From reading your report it seems that it was a perfectly smooth journey with no real problems or inconveniences, expect for your sense of eeriness, which is a weird observation</i> Actually he paid for a business class ticket, so the service should reflect that. We are all entitled to our opinio...Jump to post
<i>To the best of my knowledge there is only one instance in the Quran where it talks about this issue. It starts with the way it should be dealt with and goes on to say if all else fails one can hit his wife with a straw (don't remember the exact word but it amounts to no more than a toothpick), bu...Jump to post
If I am not mistaken, taking photos in public is strictly forbidden in Saudi Arabia. <i>It makes me wonder how far English would take someone in a place like Saudi Arabia too.</i> Actually it would take you far. People is the Gulf are quite fluent or at least have some knowledge of the English langu...Jump to post
Excellent reports! Well done!
Am flying to RUH from DXB later this month...it's never a fun trip :P
Excellent report. Flew <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> F <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-<acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> last summer and it was defina...Jump to post
I guess freedom of speech is only extended to those who criticize/mock Christianity and Islam. Wait hold on, even a Dutch <acronym title="Martinair (Netherlands)">MP</acronym> was not given permission to enter the UK because of his anti-Islamic views... Whatever happened to freedom of speech? This i...Jump to post
People please keep in mind that Iraq is a diverse country, with many ethnicities and religions. For example, I am a non-Arab (Assyrian) Christian Iraqi! Iraqi's are not only Muslims and Arabs....The situation is affecting everyone, especially for the minorities! <i>The vast majority of people who ha...Jump to post
I think it was Machiavelli who said a people get the government they deserve. I think it was a big mistake to overthrow Saddam Hussain. I believe the Iraqi people did indeed deserve him
Again, none of your concern.
Perhaps you deserved 8 years of Bush Jr?
Let's not talk about his daddy!
<i>Unfortunately you do. You have to justify why you let a man rule your country for years while starting two wars and practicing genocide on a part of the countries population while paying terrorists families in a third country and continually trying to develop weapons of mass destruction. Folks, I...Jump to post
<i>So you believe that Iraq was a better nation under Saddam Hussiens rule. That the Iraqis will again go to the polls for free and fair elections in a month or so where they will actually be able to choose without fear of a knock on the door at midnight is something you abhor?</i> An an Iraqi, let ...Jump to post
<i>Japanese parenting has been crap for more than a generation. Kids are rarely kicked out of the house here and generally parents pay for everything they can.</i> And you think that's a bad thing? I'm sorry but in most Eastern cultures, including mine, we do not "kick" our children out of the house...Jump to post
I am an Assyrian from Northern Iraq as well!
My parents immigrated to Canada in the 80s and we moved to Kuwait! Currently, we are living in Dubai...
It's quite sad that we're so spread throughout the world. It's good to see a fellow Assyrian on a.net!
That is pretty harsh and inhumane. I cannot believe both of your reactions.
All you guys can think about is your tax money?