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by Dublinspotter
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 257
Views: 30294

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

Evening all, Flew EIR's new EDI-BHD route this evening on EI-FAS. Nice enough flight, just 14 passengers onboard. As we were landing the lights went off as SOP, but turned to a dark blue. Was not expecting that. Flying again back to EDI later this week. Also noticed that the Irish Government have an...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAX Relaunch Orders
Replies: 47
Views: 5657

Re: MAX Relaunch Orders

Good afternoon all, Just a point, (or rather a question) on FR and the MAX. The carrier was struggling a few months ago and was pleading to various governments for assistance to stay operational. I am no business owner, but surely it would be wiser for the airlines in general to stabilise their outg...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36106

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Seems that Ryanair are moving check in to area 14 for a while at DUB. -- Social media users stunned as Aer Lingus hit Ryanair with landing joke online Some friendly banter between Ireland's major airlines Twitter users were surprised on Tuesday to see Aer Lingus making jokes about Ryanair on their ...

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by Dublinspotter
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36106

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Not entirely, no. The A321LR/XLR will no doubt be even more enticing for an airline like Aer Lingus as it faces a downturn across the Atlantic for at least the next few years but the on paper attractiveness has real world limitations. The biggest limitations are likely to be cargo and runway perfor...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36106

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Hi all, Forgive me if this has been asked before, and for that matter the dumb question. I just cannot get this out of my head now that I have seen it, so thought I would share. I had been looking at various range potentials of the A321LR/XRL. Here is the best information I could get (I appreciate t...

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by Dublinspotter
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers
Replies: 53
Views: 6891

Re: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers

Not sure if this has been posted already... but to me this proves why the CL-215/415 are why they are the best suited aircraft, dump and run drops while scooping in tight spaces at speed. Seen them operate in southern Spain, pretty spectacular sights! https://twitter.com/i/status/1297590166123679745...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 36106

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Aer Lingus Will Get Support To Keep Running Transatlantic Services – Carey Clare’s Fine Gael TD says Aer Lingus WILL receive government support that will see it continue to fly its transatlantic routes from Shannon Airport. To be honest, when I first heard about this the other day, it sounded like ...

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by Dublinspotter
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spain UK looses 20% of GDP
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Spain UK looses 20% of GDP

Seems like the UK (and Spain) are in for a rough ride ahead, I was young when the 2008/2009 occurred but remember the affect it had on family life. With some saying this is going to be worse.

As a graduate from a Masters degree, it really is not looking favorable for a time yet.

Dublinspotter.

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by Dublinspotter
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 34151

Re: Irish 7/20

Belfast City Airport will see six new routes added as Aer Lingus launches a regional base at the airport. The services, which will be operated by Stobart Air, will include flights to Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Exeter. It’s a much-needed boon for the airport...

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by Dublinspotter
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 92
Views: 10381

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Hi all, The MRTT in question was released this afternoon for a testflight. https://news.sky.com/story/new-pictures-show-boris-johnsons-plane-after-completion-of-900k-makeover-12014674 New pictures show Boris Johnson's plane after completion of £900k makeover The once-grey RAF aircraft now features a...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7623

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

It is clear what has happened here: The veteran commuter is whispering advice to the newcomer as it partly takes over the regional-flying mantle. Either that or DH8 doesn't want to leave! But on a serious note, somebody mentioned a P45 on its way.. would not be surprised if that was the case, becaus...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7623

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 92
Views: 10381

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Also, a distraction, this and the merging of two departments to try to at least grab some news time away from the fact that a 22 year old professional footballer shamed his government into a policy u-turn just hours after he sent his hapless, hopeless ministers out to defend the policy he was about...

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by Dublinspotter
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 92
Views: 10381

RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Evening folks, Came across this on the Twitter-sphere. https://news.sky.com/story/boris-johnsons-jet-gets-austin-powers-makeover-12007923 " Boris Johnson's jet gets 'Austin Powers' makeover The RAF Voyager transport plane will reportedly be transformed from plain grey to the UK's red, white and...

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by Dublinspotter
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PNG Air to be Launch Customer of ATR 42-600S (STOL) Version
Replies: 25
Views: 6658

Re: ATR 42-600S (Short Take of and Landing) formally launched

Will be interesting to see how Loganair react. Maybe this is what they have been waiting for.

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by Dublinspotter
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 28242

Re: Irish 9/19

KIR hoping to secure EDI flights with Loganair for next summer: https://www.radiokerry.ie/hopes-flights-kerry-airport-edinburgh-will-operational-next-summer/ Seems reasonable, lets hope they are not a carrier expanding to fast... Been following Loganair for a while and I have previously expressed c...

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by Dublinspotter
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lion King 2019 remake: Thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 743

The Lion King 2019 remake: Thoughts?

Afternoon all! Hopefully this will be a cheerful discussion about a remake of one of the most beloved films of all time! I went to see the new film yesterday, I have to admit I was impressed. The visuals, humour and soundtrack were all very good. I felt nervous going to see a remake thinking that it...

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by Dublinspotter
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39188

Re: Irish 7/19

Aerial view of constructions http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/625E99BE-2D30-424D-8CD0-85BA524DD376_zpsrsrf48gn.jpg http://www.twitter.com/dublinairport Hi all, Apologies for the dumb question, but when will the new runway be ready to use? Regards Chris.

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by Dublinspotter
Wed May 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 Outback Dirt Strip Landing [VIDEO]
Replies: 1
Views: 1050

Re: Pilatus PC-24 Outback Dirt Strip Landing [VIDEO]

RFDS do an amazing service to those who live in Australia's rural communities. The PC-24 looks beautiful in the livery, and looks at home doing these sort of missions!

Good job Pilatus!

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by Dublinspotter
Thu May 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 8422

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

Probably turn the one A380 gate into two separate gates. The A380 has a wingspan of 262ft while an A320 is only 117ft. Less than half the wingspan of the A380. So converting one into two should work just fine. BNE already does this, and I'm sure that others do as well. At BNE gates 75 and 76 can ta...

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by Dublinspotter
Sat May 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4905

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

Afternoon, Although in recent times the civil war in Syria has improved significantly in certain parts, Syria is still a dangerous place to go with fighting still occurring in many areas of the country. A part of me wishes QR would have continued to err on the side of caution when overflying volatil...

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by Dublinspotter
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to launch EMA to BRU/INV
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: Loganair to launch EMA to BRU/INV

Evening, Initially, I was really excited to see Loganair returning as a carrier operating its own routes, so it's encouraging to see Loganair expand. However, I am beginning to have concerns that they will eventually mirror, or follow the path of BMI Regional, such as opening weird routes, on the co...

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by Dublinspotter
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scottish Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2238

Re: Scottish Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year all! Good to see Scotland having its own thread, hope it is a place where news is shared as our airports are growing fast and becoming highly competitive - EK A380 at GLA! (albeit seasonal but I expect that to change fairly quick). I too am waiting for Loganair to spill on their New Y...

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by Dublinspotter
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 80806

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Any updates on these VS/BE talks? Seems to have gone quiet recently.

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by Dublinspotter
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 12671

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Well there's plenty more fish in the sea....

*Im leaving*

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by Dublinspotter
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9210

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

I had no idea about this. Something as big as Emirates launching EDI would be been something I'd know about! Like ScottishDavie, something must be wrong advertising wise if local av geeks had no idea.

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by Dublinspotter
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 12530

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

I really like this new livery! More sharp and will certainly up its brand perception. Now, a new seating product would give the airline a new start in generating revenue and changing its customer perception of the airline.

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by Dublinspotter
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 62454

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Likely a 77X order, but a 748 order would have been amazing for my personal pipe dream!

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by Dublinspotter
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 35767

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

What are the potential implications for EI if the rumours are true about them considering DFW?

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by Dublinspotter
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 36
Views: 1632

Re: Most Annoying Sound

A few sheets of paper rolled up and then twisted, that sound hurts my head!

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by Dublinspotter
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 6810

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

The sole 77W in Az fleet is their flagship, presumably because it's the biggest.

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by Dublinspotter
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things that make you feel nauseous
Replies: 37
Views: 1556

Re: Things that make you feel nauseous

Crowds of noisy people, in tight spaces (think of supporters crammed on a train).

Also listening to conspiracy theorists!!

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by Dublinspotter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries do you rank as having a "Tier One" Military? (JUST FOR FUN)
Replies: 18
Views: 2312

Re: What countries do you rank as having a "Tier One" Military? (JUST FOR FUN)

Afternoon, I think MikeDrop offers a good answer in relation to the United States. Although the US military is not the best force, (can any military be perfect?) there are certain capabilities that only the Americans can deliver without the dependence on other states making them for sure a Tier One ...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries do you rank as having a "Tier One" Military? (JUST FOR FUN)
Replies: 18
Views: 2312

Re: What countries do you rank as having a "Tier One" Military? (JUST FOR FUN)

Evening, What is a tier 1 armed forces? One with nuclear devices? I too was unsure as to what requirements were necessary for a military to be classified as a Tier 1 force. Although I am sure there is literature somewhere that covers this, however I think it is down to personal perception, as to wha...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries do you rank as having a "Tier One" Military? (JUST FOR FUN)
Replies: 18
Views: 2312

What countries do you rank as having a "Tier One" Military? (JUST FOR FUN)

Good afternoon, I understand this posting is a military discussion, although it is a discussion not restricted to military aviation, so hence under my judgement it is in the "non-aviation" forum, however if it does not belong here, please move it to the better forum to discuss. Over the pa...

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by Dublinspotter
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will easyjet retrofit any A319 with sharklets?
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Will easyjet retrofit any A319 with sharklets?

Good evening folks, I have a query regarding easyjet's plans regarding retrofitting the A319 fleet with Sharklets. Is there a reason why they have not began retrofitting A319? or are there plans in place to do so? Although, I am aware easyjet have been looking for bigger planes recently (hence the r...

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by Dublinspotter
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22737

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

Well, here is the flightaware. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-2447 Perhaps Kim is talking to China leaders as you say. Trump and presumably his VC-25 are in Canada talking with G7 leaders. It will be interesting if Kim rides this civil airliner to the summit, or if he has his own equ...

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by Dublinspotter
Fri May 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 84121

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

Xtra Airways XP704 is not trackable, a chartered 737 bound for Miami.

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by Dublinspotter
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia 777-300ER cabin
Replies: 13
Views: 7873

Re: Alitalia 777-300ER cabin

So, Alitalia has finally received their 77Ws? Well, one, EI-WLA How many are headed their way? Just the one! Alitalia often describe it as their flagship aircraft. I am intrigued as to why they operate just one 77W? One of the nicest planes flying in 2018! I kinda like the way Alitalia operate just...

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by Dublinspotter
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ariana Afghan Airlines Fleet Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

Re: Ariana Afghan Airlines Fleet Plan

Just slightly off topic, does anyone remember the Ariana hijack that landed at STN a number of years ago. It was a 727. Where was the original routing of that aircraft, seems like an awful long way for a 727.. We studied this case in our International Relations seminar at university. As far as I am...

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by Dublinspotter
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 23708

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Hi guys, got a question, on easyjet it says in T&Cs that you can travel on a domestic flight with a passport, that is a couple months out of date as it is still a photo ID. My question is will that be the same for Ryanair too, could one fly to LGW on a passport that is a couple months out of dat...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cctv on TOM?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Cctv on TOM?

Hi jamsco99 I know cameras are fitted regarding cockpit safety, there are cameras fixated on, or near by, the door so the pilots can ID who is requesting entry into the flight deck. And I have noticed a camera on some flights (B738/A319/20) above the front galley focusing on the first few rows but h...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 23708

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Afternoon all, Just wondering if D8 will expand services from SNN and BFS to any of their hubs? To contribute to the cost of positioning aircraft empty? Like what they have done in ORK and EDI? (I would include DUB too but I'm not so familiar with their DUB ops if 738's coming in from European route...

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by Dublinspotter
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 5505

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

Last I heard Swiss have their pilots trained on all their mainline fleet, however this was before their B77W addition. I am not sure how the B77W is arranged pilot wise.

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by Dublinspotter
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 19252

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Hi all,

had a query, will EI ever consider bringing EIR to BHD and attempt to compete with BE on UK routes?

Dublinspotter

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by Dublinspotter
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clothing for Spain Climate Jan '17
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Clothing for Spain Climate Jan '17

Evening, I'm not going for long enough to bring different options etc. So to roughly know in advance to save time. As I'll be flying in from Finland that morning and with roughly 6 hours in Scotland before heading back to airport to fly on down to Spain. Forward planning, no need to be sarcastic! Ju...

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by Dublinspotter
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?
Replies: 39
Views: 1780

Re: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?

Evening all, Interesting question, especially with the recent election victory of Donald Trump it is more possible than ever for the United Nations General Assembly being asked to leave New York for elsewhere by the Trump administration. Trump has been vocal of his distrust towards international org...

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by Dublinspotter
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clothing for Spain Climate Jan '17
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Clothing for Spain Climate Jan '17

Cheers for the suggestions guys!

Chris.

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by Dublinspotter
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clothing for Spain Climate Jan '17
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Clothing for Spain Climate Jan '17

Good evening and Merry Christmas to all! During mid-January I will be heading off to Murcia, South Spain for a few days rest-bite from work to see family. I however have a very British predicament, would it be too hopeful to bring shorts, or should I focus on Jeans, Chinos etc.? I like to wear shirt...

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