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by zkojq
Tue May 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 45
Views: 786

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

He had a lung transplant last year. Most transplant patients die within a year of the procedure. He was supposed to be at the Australian Grand Prix in March, but never made it to that nor any other races this season.

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by zkojq
Tue May 21, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 45
Views: 786

Re: Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

Probably the toughest driver F1 has ever seen and a very important pilar of the aviation community.

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by zkojq
Sun May 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

What will happen in the future is that no parties will campaign with any policies, they’ll just run negative campaigns and then once they get in will be the only time we find out what they will actually do. Over the last decade or so it's been really sad to see this US style of politics slowly make...

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by zkojq
Fri May 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 909

RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019

I. M. Pei, one of the most significant architects of the 20th Century has died in New York. I M Pei, the architect behind buildings including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris, has died aged 102. Tributes have been pouring in, remembering him for a lifetime of designing iconic structures...

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by zkojq
Thu May 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jacinda Ardern voted Australia's most trusted politician
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Jacinda Ardern voted Australia's most trusted politician

melpax wrote:
And now Hawkie's gone and shuffled off the mortal coil less than 2 days out to add to the mix....


Do you think it will have much of an effect? He's certainly well respected which I guess means that there will be mean lots of positive coverage.

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by zkojq
Thu May 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jacinda Ardern voted Australia's most trusted politician
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Jacinda Ardern voted Australia's most trusted politician

In a poll by Millward Brown, 1400 Australians were asked to score 12 politicians across six areas: relevance, integrity, shared values, commitment, affinity and follow-through. The clear winner of the 'Believability Index' was New Zealand's Ardern, who emerged with a score of 77/100 - streets ahead...

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by zkojq
Thu May 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 7889

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Are A and B doing enough R&D on a replacement for the turbofan, using clean electric propulsion? "Clean" electric is a complete myth; that electricity is still generated somewhere via coal, hydro, nuclear, wind power. Just because an electric car/plane puts out no visible exhaust does...

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by zkojq
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38548

Re: French routes news thread

One would have thought that Xi Jinping's visit to Nice with Macron last month would have helped materialize this new route. Indeed. As an aside, does anyone here remember what aircraft he used for his state visit. A friend said there was an Air China tail and NCE, but couldn't identify which specif...

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by zkojq
Thu May 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 7495

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 zkojq
Tue May 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1883

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

The regional beneficiaries of a weakened Iran via military confrontation are obvious. Other than Israel, who would actually gain from an Islamic civil war? Saudi Arabia. They want to be the unopposed regional powerhouse. That's one of the reasons they're blockading Qatar. Once they start down this ...

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by zkojq
Mon May 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 37
Views: 6798

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

Err, when did you last fly Brussels Airlines short-haul? It has been a cheap, no-frills airline for years! Absolutely not a premium airline. They charge premium prices though. Very similar to BA Shorthaul actually: charge a high base fare then charge dearly for all the things you would expect to be...

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by zkojq
Mon May 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1883

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

Also, and I realize that even oil tankers are tapered at both ends, isn't the Andrea Victory rather small for an oil tanker? It's certainly no VLCC. This photo is when it sailed under a previous name: https://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=144976 https://photos.marinetraffic.co...

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by zkojq
Mon May 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1883

Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

Tensions have been rising for a while in the Persian Gulf and the Straight Of Hormuz, but it looks like things are escalating further. From the BBC: Four commercial ships were targets of a "sabotage attack" off the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, the country's foreign affairs ministr...

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by zkojq
Mon May 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1311

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

That's actually a real shame. I'm fully supportive of such projects in theory; if the right wing wants their vanity projects, they're welcome to fund them themselves.

Of course it is no coincidence that fools are easily parted with their money.

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by zkojq
Mon May 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

The UK is broke. They can't exactly afford it even if they wanted to.

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by zkojq
Mon May 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18844

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

So presumably the plan is to put the MRJ70 on a diet and make it scope compliant?

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by zkojq
Sun May 12, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 123
Views: 24024

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
EK not getting 787 , best news ever for loyal EK customers hurrah ...


Source please?

This is the second time on the thread but no one has bought any actual proofs of it. There seems to be no news at all either way.

Can you provide some evidence that EK is still going to purchase 787-10s?

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by zkojq
Sun May 12, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 6892

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

eamondzhang wrote:
Also, 5x A321 is due to join EW soon.

Where are they getting those from?

eamondzhang wrote:
The 76 is long gone as others mentioned and A343s are going back to LH as well.

konkret wrote:
PrivatAir went bankrupt, and this 767-300 is with Omni Air International now.


Hence my post being in past tense.

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by zkojq
Sun May 12, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

I hope it hurt. A lot. Not everyone, just everyone whom pushes the Russian agenda and anrec80 is a very good example. Not pushing my agenda, just calling out a Russian propagandist. . :checkmark: There are a few posters on A.net who can safely be identified as Russian trolls. They aren't fooling any...

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by zkojq
Fri May 10, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2437

Re: Democratic Field Set

Biden doesn't have a great record and he is more gaffe-prone than nearly anyone else on the planet. That said he is a very honorable and smart gentleman and I'm sure he will do well in the "anyone but Bernie" contest for a few months. That will be at Buttegieg's expense. I can't see any o...

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by zkojq
Thu May 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190
Replies: 23
Views: 6892

Re: LGW replaces 17 Q400 with 17 E-190

In it's LCC form, Eurowings has had quite a diverse fleet in recent years:

A319iae
A319cfm
A320
A320SL
A330-200 opb SunExpress Deutschland
A330-300 opb Brussels Airline
A340-300 opb Brussels Airline
737-800 opb TUI
767-300 opb PrivatAir
Q400 opb LGW

And soon:
E190 opb LGW

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by zkojq
Thu May 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 219
Views: 24028

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Re your guess, what will be your fleet route makeup? There will be several ULH routes and they could use the on IAH/ORD/YVR at times aswell. Think of the cost savings in the sense they are all 789s. A350-900: ORD NYC HKG HND YVR A350-1000 IAH SFO GRU (if that route ever happens) 787-9 Config 1: HNL...

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by zkojq
Thu May 09, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5014

Re: Trump's losses in business

Entering a market which is saturated is a bad business decision, is it not? He has many on his name: remember Trump mortgage, launched in 2006, the year before the mortgage crisis that led to the biggest financial crisis? An entrepreneur can't win them all, project / company failures are part of th...

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by zkojq
Wed May 08, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: Volotea will add 6 A319ceo this summer

It's nice to see them grow and to see them making a success of routes that other carriers aren't interested in.

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by zkojq
Wed May 08, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 219
Views: 24028

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Regarding the 777-200ER replacement RFP, my guess is six A350-900s and four (initially) A350-1000s. I’d have thought in those ULH routes there would be a reasonable Premium demand, and need for a few less Y seats. The CEO said they could remove 30Y seats from the 789, I’d say remove 45 and add a few...

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by zkojq
Wed May 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137964

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I've said for a while that if Air New Zealand's RFP goes in favour of the A350 in a couple of weeks time, the Qantas RFP will almost certainly go to the 777-9x. Ultra Long Haul flying is the 777x's raison d'être and the program can't afford to lose two campaigns this important. You have to win the ...

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by zkojq
Wed May 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 775
Views: 137964

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I've said for a while that if Air New Zealand's RFP goes in favour of the A350 in a couple of weeks time, the Qantas RFP will almost certainly go to the 777-9x. Ultra Long Haul flying is the 777x's raison d'être and the program can't afford to lose two campaigns this important.

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by zkojq
Tue May 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5545

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

Whilst there is a short term capacity reduction as the airline pushes to retire the inefficient 747s, you need to remember that Qantas started flying MEL-SFO in September last year. With that in mind, the overall capacity level once this change takes place will actually be fairly similar to pre-Sept...

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by zkojq
Sun May 05, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 19
Views: 5926

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

I'm really looking forwards to EWR-NCE. Fantastic example of the A321LR making new routes possible.

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by zkojq
Sat May 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2437

Re: Democratic Field Set

Biden doesn't have a great record and he is more gaffe-prone than nearly anyone else on the planet. That said he is a very honorable and smart gentleman and I'm sure he will do well in the "anyone but Bernie" contest for a few months. That will be at Buttegieg's expense. I can't see any of...

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by zkojq
Sat May 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6872

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Barr has refused to appear to the House committee on Thursday using the excuse of a change in format by the Democrats in his questioning by them by a staff lawyer rather than 8+ House members doing so. Barr knows if that form of questioning was used he would be humiliated and destroyed. The House n...

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by zkojq
Sat May 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40742

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft? It’s also the most popular airplane in the world, so wouldn’t that mean that most overruns would have a higher likelihood of being a 737? The A320 series is also very...

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by zkojq
Thu May 02, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 14818

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Fantastic choice by Fiji Airways. I look forwards to their arrival in AKL. The A330s really transformed the airline - will be interesting to see where the A350s take them. If i was a betting man, i'd see these are Hong Kong Airlines NTUs "Fiji Airways managing director Andre Viljoen said it wou...

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by zkojq
Wed May 01, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Army Vet runs down crowd, thought they were Muslims
Replies: 25
Views: 1950

Re: Army Vet runs down crowd, thought they were Muslims

One example is the motorway network linking Protestant towns and not Catholic ones. https://sluggerotoole.com/2017/06/28/the-400m-for-infrastructure-in-the-conservative-dup-agreement-will-only-exacerbate-northern-irelands-east-west-divide/ That was an excellent read - thanks for sharing. The radica...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 18972

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

So, post A380, how many daily flights to LHR is EK going to need to retain capacity? Especially considering that this will probably be ten years from now (so an extra ten years of growth).

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704372

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Actually, it is an extremely well designed plane. It has competed on even terms with a design that is twenty years newer. That is no easy feat. It is much, much easier to start with blank paper than to update an old design in order to compete with a new one. The fact that Boeing has been able to do...

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Army Vet runs down crowd, thought they were Muslims
Replies: 25
Views: 1950

Re: Army Vet runs down crowd, thought they were Muslims

MikeDrop wrote:
The article clearly states that his family believes that he has been suffering from PTSD.


Oh well that makes it ok then. :roll: I'm sure you'd extend that same courtesy to him if he had a middle eastern background.

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3156

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... sions.html
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Turns out five of the 'terrorists' were actually gay lovers.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... sions.html

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3156

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

They are utter barbarians, and if it wasn't for the sodding oil, they'd been labelled a piranha state and subjected to sanctions. The move towards renewables cannot come soon enough. Then they can descend further into their medieval fantasy world, and nobody will give a damn. Saudi Arabia is no bet...

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by zkojq
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 19057

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/ ... /LETL/KSBD
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Another Etihad 77L ferrying from Teruel to San Bernardino. Not sure of the registration.


https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/ ... /LETL/KSBD

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54314

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

I trust Zeke's word on this. He has more credibly on this matter than anyone else. The A350 has fantastic Payload/Range capabilities. 275 t MTOW, the maximum on the first 12 aircraft :shakehead: There's nothing preventing those aircraft from going to 277T, if DL wanted to stroke a further cheque. Qa...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38548

Re: French routes news thread

Sadly, it seems as if the rumored China Southern route from PVG-NCE was just a rumor. I still live in hope for a direct connection to Eastern Asia. I wonder which airline would be the most likely to go ahead with such a route? Maybe Air China? It’s not a “rumour”, MU did ask authority to open PGV-N...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested
Replies: 79
Views: 4112

Re: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested

NIKV69 wrote:
Dems don't want to secure the border because the people who sneak into this country vote Democrat.


Just a friendly reminder that Paul Ryan, Trump and McConnell didn't do anything about building a border wall when the GOP controlled both houses of congress and that illegals cannot vote.

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5389

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

D-AIZH was named after the city of Hanau I've flown on that! :D Me too! LH1426, FRA-SOF. LH2240 MUC-CDG. My first ever flight with an all female crew. Essen had a big gap between the retirement of D-ADJO (DC10) in 1994 and the delivery of D-AIXE in September 2017. No, there was no gap. D-AIBD (A340...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38548

Re: French routes news thread

Sadly, it seems as if the rumored China Southern route from PVG-NCE was just a rumor. I still live in hope for a direct connection to Eastern Asia. I wonder which airline would be the most likely to go ahead with such a route? Maybe Air China? GreatDaneAirlines intends to fly from Aalborg to Nice fr...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 62
Views: 15639

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

HKG is slot constrained, SIN isn't, which justifies CX having slightly higher capacity aircraft than SQ.

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested
Replies: 79
Views: 4112

Re: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested

I did read it, the undertones are not that he is a felon. This has no place in our state: we cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum," the ACLU wrote. I am also curious as to what he was convicted for? You can't understand why we don;t want armed peo...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7826

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

The best thing we can do for higher education in the United States is to eliminate the involvement of government. I'd suggest the best thing you could do was follow the example of Scandinavia, and make all education - up to and including university - free of charge for native students. The only bar...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7826

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

I disagree, but I like her ideas with regards to addressing the cost of education. IMO part of being an accredited university/college/training institution should be a legal obligation to reduced the real tuition costs by 3% PA. If accreditation is on the line, they will find a way. Then you make it ...

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