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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37433

Re: Irish 3/20

Pretty annoyed with TAP. Has a flight booked in May OPO-LIS-DUB. Suddenly the flight no longer appears in the Manage my Booking section of their website and no email update. When I finally got through to a rep, I was told the flight had been cancelled. Pretty sly to be honest. Absolutely no notific...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296801

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

How is it possible that so many intelligence services were sure 12 hours ago that there was nothing untoward with this incident and now we have the exact opposite? Surely they are looking at the same data as before

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair shrinking fleet - withdrawing 737-800s from service
Replies: 41
Views: 15150

Re: Ryanair shrinking fleet - withdrawing 737-800s from service

They sold some to a leasor and are leasing them back for the moment. Laudamotion fleet has increased and taken over some routes. The remaining planes are working longer and harder than they ever worked before to increase annual passenger numbers which is some feat. If they had more planes they'd ha...

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia and FSU Aviation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Russia and FSU Aviation - 2020

Is there any news about Finnair flights to smaller Russian cities in 2020? They flew to Kazan, Samara and Yekaterinburg in previous years but I tried to find a flight from KZN in July and there is nothing available. Schedule not loaded yet or not being renewed? I think it was reported in the Nordic...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia and FSU Aviation - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Russia and FSU Aviation - 2020

Is there any news about Finnair flights to smaller Russian cities in 2020? They flew to Kazan, Samara and Yekaterinburg in previous years but I tried to find a flight from KZN in July and there is nothing available. Schedule not loaded yet or not being renewed?

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by captainmeeerkat
Mon May 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 78
Views: 11358

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

797-100
797-200
797-300
797-400
...
797-800
797-900
797-800newMAX
797-900newMAX

That should see them through the next 40 years..

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by captainmeeerkat
Sun May 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157356

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

I'm more interested in knowing why did they decide to return to SVO and why the landing was so catastrophic? That kind of landing is certainly not normal and indicative of a more serious problem before the hard landing/bounce

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by captainmeeerkat
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10597

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

As far as I know, it's procedure not to change the config when windshear is encountered - perhaps because it is a high workload scenario or the fact that it can make the situation worse. Retracting the flaps will likely increase stall speed.

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by captainmeeerkat
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most expensive aircraft part
Replies: 39
Views: 8306

Re: Most expensive aircraft part

I'd guess the pilot. Selection and training costs, recurrent training...and then (usually!) a big yearly salary on top of that! :duck: :duck:

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: Russian Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know how the SVO - DUB flights with SU are doing? They launched a daily flight (finally!) at the end of October. Prices seem constant which doesn't seem, at least to me, to indicate low or high demand. Read on another forum recently that it’s doing well load wise at least That's good to...

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by captainmeeerkat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: Russian Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know how the SVO - DUB flights with SU are doing? They launched a daily flight (finally!) at the end of October. Prices seem constant which doesn't seem, at least to me, to indicate low or high demand.

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by captainmeeerkat
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car chase on LYS runway
Replies: 17
Views: 4429

Re: Car chase on LYS runway

Boss: "Monsieur ATC, there is no strike today, you have to work!"
ATC: "Haha! Work! Never! Catch me if you can!"

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35575

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Having lived in Russia for almost 7 years, there is great interest in Ireland and many people here will avail of this service I think. I doubt SU are aiming for connections to other destinations on their network. I know it's purely anecdotal but anytime I fly from DUB and connect to Moscow (via FRA,...

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35575

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Have I missed something?

Did a search for Moscow to Dublin in December and a booking site gave me the option of Aeroflot! I thought that Pobeda (the Aeroflot low cost branch) had recently been give approval but not AF itself..

This is super news and long overdue.

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge

Thanks guys for the responses. The reason I ask is that I have a 4.5 hour lay-over in HEL and I booked J class specifically to use the lounge for a good feed and to freshen up. I was looking forward to a hearty breakfast, hence why I asked which lounge is better. From their site: "We are renova...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge

Yes that makes sense! Thanks for your reply.

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Finnair Helsinki Business Lounge

Hi all! Some help/advice needed. Flying through Helsinki next month and want to use the Finnair Business Lounge. I'm arriving from a non Schengen area and departing to a Schengen area. The Schengen Lounge will be under renovation from the 2nd of July and AY say it'll be open but with a limited array...

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by captainmeeerkat
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?
Replies: 42
Views: 1402

Re: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?

I think there should be a mechanism to remove a murderous regime. The UNSC is the only thing we have right now and that is imperfect. Take Syria as an example, Russia is protecting the Assad regime and therefore the world can't really intervene. And so have all the five permanent members state thei...

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by captainmeeerkat
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?
Replies: 42
Views: 1402

Re: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?

Perhaps, don't know about that ratio though. The question of course is, is doing nothing an option? The world community should step up to really help countries. Getting rid of a murderous regime is one thing, but getting it back on its feet is quite another. The US was very successful after WWII in...

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by captainmeeerkat
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?
Replies: 42
Views: 1402

Re: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?

Sure, everybody understands that and many dislike the role of the world's policemen. On the other hand, sometimes things need to be done, Kosovo was a prime example, people needed protection and the UNSC was in a deadlock. But you are right, there is a very fine line between proactive and just bull...

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by captainmeeerkat
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?
Replies: 42
Views: 1402

Re: Why should the World care if relations with the USA deteriorate?

So to answer the provocative question of Rob, yes there are issues with American foreign policy, but depending on the administration, are more open for international cooperation. And as the one true superpower - China isn't quite there yet - they are given just a little more leeway. The crux of the...

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by captainmeeerkat
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 5360

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

I have a few questions- 1) What is Russia doing to diversify its economy (less commodity-centric), and how well are they doing this? 2) Will economic stagnation cause the average Russian consumer to dislike Putin? Russian macro-economic fundamentals don't look so hot with a declining workforce, etc...

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by captainmeeerkat
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 14033

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

Every society and every government has its flaws. Time and time again we read on this forum that everything in Russia is bad and backwards. And those people seem to ignore that their own countries have many problems too. That is the double standard to which I am referring.

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by captainmeeerkat
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 14033

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

I read all this and think. Why do people who do not know the history of Russia, do not know the basic rules of functioning of the world economy, do not know about the real state of Affairs in Russia - certainly consider it their duty to tell that Russia lives wrongly, and they know exactly how to l...

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by captainmeeerkat
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 12069

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

I live in Russia, and we know a few things about snow. What was in Ireland over the last few days was completely unnatural and like something you would see here.
Anyone with a bit of common sense understands that this is not the norm in Ireland and there is no way to be prepared for it.

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian police chases intoxicated driver, chase ends in (not at) Kazan Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2294

Re: Russian police chases intoxicated driver, chase ends in (not at) Kazan Airport

It was all over the news here in Kazan and is pinned on many social network sites!
Thankfully no one was hurt and hopefully this guy gets the help he needs, as well as a punishment to fit the crime..

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air thrashed in Washington Post article
Replies: 53
Views: 17913

Re: Allegiant Air thrashed in Washington Post article

Weren't they recently given a relatively clean bill of health from the FAA?

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by captainmeeerkat
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24875

Re: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network

Since DUB is definitely within the EU, EC261 applies regardless of the home country of the airline. Assuming your journey is through-ticketed they are obliged to refund you on request if they cancel the first flight in the chain. It is important to check that the alternative flight they offer has a...

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by captainmeeerkat
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network
Replies: 61
Views: 24875

Re: Turkish Airlines Announces Massive Cuts Across Network

On a related note: does anyone know what TK will do now that they have killed my morning DUB to IST flight and rebooked me to the afternoon flight that arrives almost 3 hours after my connecting flight departs? (the next flight departs two days later!) Can I demand a refund?

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

So I'm guessing the multiple conflicts in the region are all because Tatars love being Russian first and foremost. Got it. What multiple conflicts are you talking about? Please share.. The Brain drain started as soon as people could leave. I still don't get it sorry. Were people barred from leaving...

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

So, for the people defending Russia's annexation of Crimea (based on happy people and respecting the wishes of people): if any of the Russian republics or oblasts declare independence or hold a referendum to join with another country, would you be supportive of the move? If Tatarstan declared itsel...

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

captainmeeerkat wrote: Apologies Tommy, I haven't figured out yet how to quote partial text so I'll just go line by line manually.... Got it, thanks! :) Nothing to do with the current political system. So, that is why the numbers hiked after Putins 2012 election...... Not his first and not his last...

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

I have re-read it and still see the same sentiment - that Russians will be running away from Russia those that can, do: https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/rus ... ades-53254 I have been to Crimea twice since the annexation and while there are some disaffected people who are unsure of their future,...

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

voted to join Russia a rigged vote is not a vote at all. One at gunpoint isn´t either. best regards Thomas Even if by chance the vote was rigged, in an unrigged election it would have been a landslide victory for the pro Russian camp, I've never met a Crimean who wanted to be Ukrainian, most were p...

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

voted to join Russia a rigged vote is not a vote at all. One at gunpoint isn´t either. best regards Thomas I have been to Crimea twice since the annexation and while there are some disaffected people who are unsure of their future, the majority of people I met were happy with the new arrangement an...

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by captainmeeerkat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

Indeed. Take a trip up to Norilsk, where the air and soil is so polluted from inefficient smelting that it's economically feasible to mine the soil. Except one cannot visit without being Russian because the government of Russia prevents people from accessing it. As a former shareholder in Norilsk N...

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by captainmeeerkat
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

Sounds good, I hope we'll all join Eurasian Union with Russian as a common lingua franca. Being part of the east with its healthy conservative values and national pride is much better than belonging to west with its failed project of European Union. Eurasian Union could be the true union of friends...

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by captainmeeerkat
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4158

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

I'd love to see people's real reasons for not liking Russia (apart from biased media reports and propaganda) Is it the whole invasion of Crimea thing? Need we mention again Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, Libya etc etc? Where is the hate for all of that? Is it the whole Russia is corrupt? ...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 2742

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

Every American should be thankful that Russia helps voters to see how truly rotten the US political system truly is, and what Clinton truly is. Compared to Clinton Trump is a real angel. Every American should be wary of people like you, who always have 3 nice words to say for all the really bad nat...

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing takes $2bn in charges
Replies: 55
Views: 9211

Re: Boeing takes $2bn in charges

seahawk wrote:
Probable a preparation for the MoM launch.


Don't be silly! Probably in preparation of a management bonus for better financial performance for making debt simply disappear ;)

Edit: spelling

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by captainmeeerkat
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/deltal1011man" class="quote" target="_blank">deltal1011man</a> (<a href="#87" class="quote">Reply 87</a>):<br/><i>So the A380 gate(s) should onl...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nry" class="quote" target="_blank">nry</a> (<a href="#72" class="quote">Reply 72</a>):<br/><i>Chapter 11 is just a process that facilitates sell...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/apfpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">apfpilot</a> (<a href="#64" class="quote">Reply 64</a>):<br/><i>If I buy 100 of a widget and the manufac...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/alfa164" class="quote" target="_blank">alfa164</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i> Coming from someone in Russia - who proba...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bhill" class="quote" target="_blank">bhill</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>It is pretty damn easy...file for bankruptcy.....

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaverickM11" class="quote" target="_blank">MaverickM11</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>I just don't care. Start a new thr...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaverickM11" class="quote" target="_blank">MaverickM11</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>That's not even the right definiti...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaverickM11" class="quote" target="_blank">MaverickM11</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>Well....I think there was a little...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXtoATL" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXtoATL</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>However, it really doesn't matter what p...

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by captainmeeerkat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30383

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mir" class="quote" target="_blank">Mir</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>It's not like <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</a...

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