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by zkojq
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2023
Views: 107653

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Idiotic things BoJo said as foreign secretary... Boris Johnson reportedly asked aides whether Angela Merkel was in the Stasi and questioned why Leo Varadkar isn’t “called Murphy like all the rest of them?” The comments were made while he was foreign secretary, according to the Financial Times. Johns...

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 3440

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

If you want people to stop complaining then you need to perform better and meet customer expectations.

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by zkojq
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2023
Views: 107653

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

the Irish government placed more police and defence personal at check points at the border than the UK did at the height of the troubles. Source please Still waiting for a source on this one... Anyhow, if you want the border be as it is now, yes both sides needs to have the same regime, not too har...

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by zkojq
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4759

Re: 737-8200?

Is there any legal obligation of specifying aircraft type on fuselage? Why not just drop the whole label? Air New Zealand did this with their 787s. Not only are they not branded as 'Dreamliners' but there's no external branding of the aircraft type at all. This was due to the 787 grounding the year...

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by zkojq
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish adds 737-700
Replies: 7
Views: 1839

Re: LOT Polish adds 737-700

Probably more pleasant to be on than the pre-historic ACMI 737-400s that they've been leasing.

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Fees on assigned seating, now on trains

Nothing new here, been like that for years on Danish railroads. You buy a ticket for the train separately from a seat reservation. You can buy the former alone, but not the latter. If there are seats available you may use them without having paid for one, so it's bit of a gamble and a question of t...

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston

Kygo is probably the most talented EDM artist of the current era - certainly since Avicii's passing.

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8735

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

By January 2020 Boeing will have at least 400 built 737's lying around, so about $50bn of stock, is continuing production sustainable? Is laying off 6000 workers and being forced to pay Federally mandated WARN penalties an option either? Imagine if you were a assembly worker who did nothing to caus...

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by zkojq
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30803

Re: AF to order A220

They do state the plane would be good for African capitals, but AF is also saying it might not be the only alternative for this network. Maybe they're waiting to see what Boeing will offer in this segment. From NCE the CSeries can make it a long way into Africa. :scratchchin: Anyway, a massive A220...

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by zkojq
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30803

Re: AF to order A220

So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220. That's interesting. If this comes to pass, it will be a wasted opportunity. This should have been a single large order for A220s to be shared between AF and KL, which would have helped rationalize a portion of the short/medium haul fleet and wou...

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by zkojq
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19398

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

The issue is that the CEO ordered a non airworthy aircraft, not that he ordered an American aircraft. Is this the first time a large western airline/conglomerate has ordered a non airworthy aircraft?

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by zkojq
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3322

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

I honestly cannot for the life of me think of a country that I would less like to visit than Saudi Arabia. Even North Korea or Burkina Faso would be much, much preferable (heck I'd probably jump at the chance to visit both of those places).

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by zkojq
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACMI airlines setting up in Malta - why ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: ACMI airlines setting up in Malta - why ?

Anything more specific than 'tax optimisation' ? It kind of is that simple. Malta has a tax regime that allows for a lot of wealth to be onshored there. If you look at a lot of the mega yachts around the Mediterranean basin a lot of them are registered in Malta for the same reason. Malta is a secre...

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by zkojq
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Bricktop wrote:
Please stop pretending that ten abreast on the A350 is somehow more comfortable than on the wider 777 and even wider 777X.

Where did I say that?

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by zkojq
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

Every time I see a Finnair plane, I appreciate their livery more and more. Saw one of their A350s at HKG a while ago and it looked stunning.

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4469

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

I immediately think of Tommy Robinson, who went to jail because he dared to utter the truth about the 'grooming gangs' and exposed the underage sex trade and Muslim rape gangs in Europe. Robbinson grandstand in court, putting a trial against sex traffickers at risk all to further his political care...

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7610

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

Is it possible for hot air to exist in higher concentration than in a room with both U-Turn-Al and DJT in it? :scratchchin:

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Top Airbus execs themselves are humping 10 abreast right now. We are just at the start of that “evolution”. Only the naive would think otherwise Nope. Airbus has been doing that since 2015. There are five A350 aircraft with ten abreast seating. Five . All owned by one airline group (Groupe Dubreuil...

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19301

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

One really wonders how common this sort of thing is. This incident has made the news, but how many similar ones get covered up successfully? I'm fairly certain that this kind of thing is far more common than what most of us in the west expect. Sadly saving face comes before safety in many cultures, ...

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2023
Views: 107653

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

A101 wrote:
the Irish government placed more police and defence personal at check points at the border than the UK did at the height of the troubles.

Source please

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

usdcaguy wrote:
There’s something about being in a wide body that seems more spacious and interesting compared to the cramped confines of a NB.

Probably the higher ceiling thanks to the greater fuselage diameter. I doubt most pax notice this though.

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19280

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Bricktop wrote:
So therefore certainly superior to the 10 abreast A350 as that camel's nose is now squarely under the tent.


Would you care to remind us all of how many individual A350 airframes are in the ten abreast configuration?

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3320

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Good post, Revelation. You just proved my point: They'll pay for it now. (But most likely the average citizen won't see it...The discounted government fare structure will.) Nope. Fares are based on what the market will bear. If BA could suddenly raise an extra £183,000,000 of revenue through raising...

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3320

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Will board members or CEOs lose bonus thanks to this? "People's personal data is just that - personal. When an organisation fails to protect it from loss, damage or theft, it is more than an inconvenience. "That's why the law is clear - when you are entrusted with personal data, you must l...

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2023
Views: 107653

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.imgur.com/cy6FLhO.jpg Canada refusing to roll over CETA in case of 'no deal' Brexit! https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexspence/canada-is-refusing-to-roll-over-its-eu-trade-agreement-for A 'Canada style' type of agreement, right? :spit: Remember this is just Canada, the easiest-but-one to do a...

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8489

Re: Antifa Violence

slider wrote:

No leader, per se, but there are George Soros' funding ties to an Antifa organization. Par for the course, really.


Enough with blaming everything on Soros. I'm sick of the anti-Semitism.

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss
Replies: 11
Views: 3732

Re: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46178940
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Russia was jamming GPS signal in Norway not so long ago which was affecting some Wideroe flights.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46178940

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4722

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

I might be wrong but I think neither of them have a chance against Trump. It was completely lackluster. I was happy to see Elizabeth Warren totally school her students though. From the clips I’ve seen on the news this morning, she appeared as she always has. A frazzled school teacher that looks lik...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8262

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

This was the airline that ordered widebody aircraft less then three weeks after beginning operations...


Armodeen wrote:
Lets hope it's Hi-Fly and they are not mental enough to lease their own!

Let's hope for Hi-Fly's sake that they pay for the lease in advance.

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 19
Views: 5406

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

Saw two A350s at Orly last week. I wander what airline it was. You can pack 3x4x3 into an A350 ? Yep, a 777-200 replacement. Yuup and people complain about the 777 with 3-4-3 and it's 10 in wider internally 19ft 3 in versus 18ft 5 in for the A350 internally. It's not as wide as the L-1011 at 18ft 1...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 19
Views: 5406

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

zkncj wrote:
william wrote:

You can pack 3x4x3 into an A350 ? Yep, a 777-200 replacement.


You can pack 3-3-3 into a 332/332 or 2-4-2 into a 763 so anything is possible these days.


Yet thankfully none of those Configs is the norm for those aircraft types.

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK-NCE publicly listed as #CA851/852 with Air China before CAAC rolls out any official route approval for public notice
Replies: 19
Views: 2985

Re: PEK-NCE publicly listed as #CA851/852 with Air China before CAAC rolls out any official route approval for public no

Fantastic, Nice's first route to the Far-East! There have been rumours about this for a while. I hope that HKG and SIN can be added in the coming years.

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2023
Views: 107653

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Where's the surprised Pikachu meme when you need it? EU says it will never renegotiate Brexit deal despite Boris Johnson claims: 'Full stop' The European Commission has again reiterated that the Brexit withdrawal agreement will not be negotiated, “full stop” – despite claims by Boris Johnson that he...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2023
Views: 107653

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

par13del wrote:
So what we have now is both sides standing off to see who blinks first, versus getting in a room and negotiating.

That's weird because I was told that the UK would hold all the cards...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16617

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

funny thing would be if any Airbus experts are working with EASA reviewing the MAX MCAS adjustments, would they suddenly come down with a flu, have family emergencies, etc etc etc? Do you have any evidence that they are? Why does Airbus have to be offering "reasonable pricing". They have ...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2023
Views: 107653

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

My belief is the kingdom will survive this upheaval in our colourful history. The evidence would suggest that we're in the last throes of a once great empire. A no-deal-brexit will Soon Scotland and Northern Ireland gone. It will just be England and Wales.... There absolutely is. Anybody with half ...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists
Replies: 114
Views: 5011

Re: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists

afcjets wrote:
. I haven't watched the documentary which is no doubt a hit job attempt at Trump 2020.


Translation: "I'm the victim"

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383168

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

2175301 wrote:
. EU doesn't want to timely approve the 737Max8. Then, why should the FAA timely approve any new Airbus aircraft or derivative...

Well I would hope that would depend on whether or not the Airbus is airworthy...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383168

Re: AA: MAX May Not Fly Until European Regulators Approve It

Duplicate, delete please

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16617

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

Wait - are people really taking the position that IAG order of 200 737MAX, announced at major air show, that didn’t even get a competitive bid from the other big aircraft manufacturer, is business as usual and has nothing to do with the fact that the MAX has been pulled out of the air for several m...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383168

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I agree strongly on this one, but a lot of people on this site seem fine with dupeing customers and being untransparent about what aircraft type they're flying on. At the end of the day, whether you think the MAX is safe or not, I don't see why anyone shouldn't support passengers being informed. An...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24712

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

For LH, how many TATL cities are even available out of Germany with the economics to support an A-321XLR vs an A-332? I see it more of a plane they could use East & South of Germany, but again how many new markets or existing markets would benefit from this aircraft enough to buy a sub-fleet fo...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383168

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Well, Capt. Sullenberger did a complete 180 on his initial reaction after the ET crash. Unlike 90% of a.netters, maybe he can rationally change his mind and see things differently once more information becomes available? It's weird. When Capt Sullenberger spoke negativity of the FO's experience, al...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2487

Re: Shoes, feet...

1 pair of Mizuno running shoes. 1 pair of Hush Puppies dress/work leather shoes (though a few days ago Eurowings lost my bag with these inside, so I suspect that I'm not going to see them again). 1 pair of Clark's dress shoes. 1 cheap pair of slippers that need replacing. 1 pair of Red Band gumboots...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5799

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

Airbus tends to give better deals to American as they have a Most Favored Customer Clause. This means that Airbus refunds AA the difference of the amount of money payed by American for a plane compared to a lower price for another airline, such as United. Was there any official confirmation of this...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383168

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Going to be tricky NOT to drag normal 737's into the bad publicity One thing that shouldn't happen is making it hard for the public to know what they are on and make a choice etc I agree strongly on this one, but a lot of people on this site seem fine with dupeing customers and being untransparent ...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16617

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

Wait - are people really taking the position that IAG order of 200 737MAX, announced at major air show, that didn’t even get a competitive bid from the other big aircraft manufacturer, is business as usual and has nothing to do with the fact that the MAX has been pulled out of the air for several m...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16617

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

Notice how Airbus says they were not given the opportunity to compete but didn't say they would meet or beat Boeing on price, performance and delivery schedule, so it's posturing rather than trying to close business. If they've got very few slots in the near term then that's a good problem to have ...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383168

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-14/boeing-updates-older-737-simulators-in-wake-of-fatal-max-crashes Confirmed NG simulator did not accurately reflect manual trim wheel forces. Ray Yeah, and it's easier to turn than in a real aircraft in some circumstances. You do realise that simula...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10977

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

What if I told you a statute mile and a nautical mile are not the same thing? Would it turn your life upside down? It saddens me how many years I've been on this website and people still don't know the difference between miles and nautical miles. It's an issue with every single thread an aircraft r...

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