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by zkojq
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49076

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Boeing is not going to publicly confirm it until they are ready / required because it is a statement that will have a material effect on their market performance and the SEC has rules around the reporting of such items. It will have no material effect on revenues: it's half a plane a month. There c...

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by zkojq
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49076

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I actually feel sorry for Boeing here. Big 747-400F customers have really messed them around. They made it reasonably clear three years ago that they were making a "last call". Back then it was just as clear as it is today that if CargoLux, Atlas, Cathay etc wanted their still substantial ...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 80
Views: 14588

Re: PIA banned from Europe

An appropriate response. Let's hope that the airline can turn around their safety attitude/record just as Korean Air did in the past twenty five years. How does this work operationally - are all PIA aircraft banned from EU airspace or just from operating flights into EU airports? Their flights to No...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Re: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

Forgive me if I'm imagining things, but didn't the current US administration do (or try to do) something similar to Maduro?

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17628

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

All Nippon Airways. deferring aircraft length of deferral unknown British Airways. Already deferred orders to 2023 to regulate capacity growth Cathay Pacific.Nothing confirmed rumored to be looking to swap for 78J's Emirates.unclear much more interested in a350/787 then 777x and their the biggest c...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17628

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Imo they have overordered. 60 777Xs was always way too many.. At most they need half that. I expect some to be cancelled and/or converted to 787s. Depends on how you look at it. They have 48 77Ws and 10 77Ls they’ve ordered 50 779s and 10 778s. So if it’s a replacement program then they haven’t. If...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4672

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

Has there ever been a city of the class of Copenhagen or Stockholm without any hub? You know that all successful business ideas have been done first once. Might also know that last century it was essentially forbidden to start a hub in a foreign country and this century it has been made impossible ...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some QR B777-9s to get first class
Replies: 14
Views: 3096

Re: Some QR B777-9s to get first class

What's the point of announcing something eight years in advance? :roll:

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15775

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

I don't deny the difficulties urban centers in developing world face, but India picked the Bollywood option i.e., just pure drama including so-called lock down. Close to 130 Million migrant workers were walking along surface roads and railroad tracks for 60 days without food or sanitation. How woul...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4672

Re: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds

If SK (or Alitalia, Finnair, Lufthansa, ...) goes really bankrupt and ceases operations, the void will be filled almost overnight and all commercially viable routes will be flown by some carrier. Even subsidized routes will find some operator to run them. Some jobs will be lost and others created. ...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 20851

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020

A friendly reminder: this thread is about 777 retirements and scrappings, not about new planes or young ones changing hands. There is another topic dealing with that. I don't see the issue. Whenever a 10+ widebody leaves the fleet of its original operator you can't always be sure if it's going into...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Retires First A380
Replies: 75
Views: 15642

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Had a lovely flight on A6-EDB MEL-AKL a few years back. Lovely plane other than the waterfall of water coming from the galley which started on rotation and lasted most of the climb. Ridiculously comfortable and quiet onboard too. https://i.imgur.com/XPJclzP.jpg Does anyone know where it's headed to ...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15775

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Then the only conclusion must be the COVID-19 dies out by itself if you simply stop the spread. The claim that it can live on some hidden surface "forever" is clearly false. Indeed. My understanding was that it can last up to three days on surfaces in a worst case scenario and that best p...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86024

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

You're conflating two different things now. Because in most countries referendums are advisory, but indeed any constitutional change needs some kind of reinforced parliamentary majority. Ironically, if the UK's EU referendum had been binding, the result would have been declared void by the Electora...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2694

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Avicii's Levels Kygo's Firestones. It's not the one that made him famous but it's his first big one to really show his signature intricate melodies. You could play it on nearly any simple percussion instrument and it would still work well. Martin Garrix's Don't Look Down. I don't think Animals is fa...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15775

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

New Zealand is free of COVID-19: https://www.axios.com/new-zealand-no-coronavirus-cases-covid-19-free-1f209ae3-46e5-4343-b076-189bde8c3953.html That’s a big claim. COVID-19 could be dormant somewhere, spreading asymptomatically until it hits a vulnerable population again...and BANG! Off we go! Give...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86024

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

So, surely now is the time when all those car manufacturers jump in and force the EU to sign an FTA on the UK's terms to protect their export markets? :roll: Cue cognitive dissonance as Brexiteers applaud reneging on previous commitments that they made, while simultaneously accusing the EU of negoti...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33324

Re: Another day another police killing

Just because they don't have a formal structure, don't mean they don't exist. Well yes it does. It's just a political slogan that some people profess to adhere to and is the umbrella term for anyone who opposes fascists. It's no different to saying that "Don't Tread On Me" is an actual or...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33324

Re: Another day another police killing

You'd think the police would have sent out a memo. Do not rough up people, everybody has a camera or cellphone, don't be stupid, yet the police march on. Hopefully there was a ambulance driver close by to scoop him up and take him to the hospital. I like ambulance drivers, they're the wannabe docto...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33324

Re: Another day another police killing

Another note - which I mentioned in another thread here also - protest all you like, but there's still a pandemic going on, one which the USA hasn't come close to containing at this point in time, so please wear a mask and keep your distance as you do so. Correct. I will say one of the things that ...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15775

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Where is AirWorthy? As predicted, Sweden’s top epidemiologist has contritely admitted he was wrong as deaths continue to mount there. https://twitter.com/drericding/status/1268147169007190017?s=21 Credit where credit is due: at least they're admitting they were wrong, rather than trying to cover it...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 140
Views: 33818

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

I hope it's Korean Air. But they're not doing well financially at the moment. Honestly, I can see this order being from one (or more) of the Chinese 3 as an "olive branch" from the CCP. It honestly could be. China needs to increase their purchases of U.S. goods significantly under the curr...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 15775

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

The USA is likely to see a huge rise in Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths from the recent protests as to George Floyd's death as many protesters didn't wear masks, were shouting, in far less than 'social distancing' from each other. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dc-mayor-we-have-...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'
Replies: 45
Views: 2576

Re: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'

Why is it that The Lincoln Project constantly makes very effective ads that paint Trump & his supporters as the very weak individuals that they are yet Democrats seem perpetually unable to make anything with close to the same effect. Pointing out that he is weak and a loser is far more effective...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4593

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

And western nation SHOULD dismantle HK as a financial center. Move the money somewhere else - Singapore is right there, and if they have the wish, prop up Taiwan and Make Taiwan Great Again. It will take years, though. :checkmark: Speaking of which, now would be a great time for the West to recogni...

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by zkojq
Sat May 30, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants
Replies: 42
Views: 11432

Re: Volga-Dnepr suing Boeing over freighters it couldnt commit to but now wants

Seems like they're really messing Boeing around. I hope that the-8Fs will find new homes.

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by zkojq
Fri May 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60348

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

A whole load of rubbish here but I’ll just reply to mine Most of which is incorrect 1. Difficult to finance? That’s why BA told Airbus the 380 was way to expensive. You'll note I didn't argue that the A380 wasn't expensive/difficult to finance. The implication that the 777X had many of the bad simi...

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by zkojq
Fri May 29, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33324

Re: Another day another police killing

https://mobile.twitter.com/dyllyp/status/1266166402521522176?s=21&fbclid=IwAR37ca5RbC6XURXTyYMbHOUxf10QQFegjx2J0FyOG6DpnhaYxn003yyN9IE A cop smashing windows, presumably to try and discredit protestors? The problem in America IMO is your life isn’t worth anything if you're poor and it’s worth ev...

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by zkojq
Fri May 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23618

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

So with seven people recovering overnight, New Zealand is now down to one confirmed case of Corona virus in the whole country. May I ask, are the Kiwis willing not to travel abroad either for the foreseeable future, hoping for a vaccine? Any Kiwi that even dares to step foot outside of NZ, might jus...

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by zkojq
Fri May 29, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60348

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Those ten A380 do not need cleaning because they go directly to storage. I am sure they will rather store it than clean it You guys may have missed the joke there. I think the poster was referring to the dirty exteriors of most of the AF planes. This stereotype hasn't been true for a decade or so. ...

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by zkojq
Thu May 28, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23618

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

So here in New Zealand everything is back to normal, other than no international travel, more limited domestic flying, no cruise ships and lots of people (myself included) wearing masks when out and about. Today the last remaining COVID19 patient in hospital was discharged. No new cases in five day...

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by zkojq
Thu May 28, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24193

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

In my opinion, the real news story here is QR not taking A350s they have on order. Has the Qatari state finally decided to stop capital injections?

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by zkojq
Wed May 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6116

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

Surely a low hanging fruit would be to have sanitizer available at the end of each jetbridge?

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by zkojq
Wed May 27, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23618

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

So here in New Zealand everything is back to normal, other than no international travel, more limited domestic flying, no cruise ships and lots of people (myself included) wearing masks when out and about. Today the last remaining COVID19 patient in hospital was discharged. No new cases in five days...

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by zkojq
Wed May 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33324

Re: Another day another police killing

Absolutely disgusting - murder in cold blood. He gave plenty of warning that he couldn't breath. The way the officer just looks into the camera and makes that expression as if to say "i don't give a shit"....it's just sickening.

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by zkojq
Wed May 27, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86024

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

The UK seems to want to become a low cost provider without any of the safety, labor, financial regulations a civilized country adopts to protect its citizens and economy. And is surprised that the EU says, 'no'. Only the UK is suppose to have sovereignty, not the EU. They treated India pretty much ...

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by zkojq
Wed May 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19790

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Exactly this. Good riddance, Ryanair is the sort of company that no one should be sad to see go. :checkmark: Ryanair is a scourge on the European skies and on the European taxpayer. The more people realise this the better. I hope that the Lauda adventure cost them a lot of money. Ironic for the Lau...

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by zkojq
Wed May 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 353
Views: 64210

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

D-AIPF - QA + QH are all scheduled to leave the fleet from 30.05. till the end of June. D-AIQA flew to Teruel today - 27th May. D-AIQD/QF are staying until 2022 and that means that they will be retired at the age of 31! Impressive, though I'm still sad that D-AIPA didn't get put in a museum somewhe...

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by zkojq
Wed May 27, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 51252

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

Norwegian now majority owned by leasing companies: https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2020-05-20/norwegian-air-gets-271-million-state-backed-loan-after-debt-restructuring "Bondholders, lessors and shareholders recently agreed to a 12.7 billion crowns debt conversion and share sal...

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by zkojq
Wed May 27, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19635

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM

Delta stubed their toe in buying these four A350s. Now Delta is trying to heal the owie. The fox outfoxed itself. I wonder if any heads will roll? :old: Hindsight is wonderful. The deal was perfectly reasonable at the time it was made. Plenty of airlines will have made fleet decisions a few months ...

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by zkojq
Fri May 22, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19790

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Ryanair knows their offer was below any minimum standard. They put it on the table to have an excuse to close the base and blame it on the union. Exactly this. Good riddance, Ryanair is the sort of company that no one should be sad to see go. :checkmark: Ryanair is a scourge on the European skies a...

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by zkojq
Fri May 22, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26125

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

With A380s and 747s gone there will be a place for the A3510 and the 779, and 5 shiny new A3510s will find a home somewhere. Meanwhile hordes of lawyers will find gainful if not productive employment fighting over their fate. Comment of the week - well done! :lol: Yes they’ve been paid for. Those p...

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by zkojq
Fri May 22, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

As far as I know there weren't any basic 777-300s powered by GE90, only PW4000 (KE/NH) and Trent 800 (Everyone else). I can almost make out the RR logo on the nacelle. Also what appears to be "BOEING 777-300" titles directly under the cockpit windows is consistent with where EK puts the a...

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by zkojq
Thu May 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60348

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Who would have predicted that more 747 will be flying into 2020s? Unlike many here on A.net, the 747-8 program is very successful one financially. Infrastructure was already paid for from prior 747 program and newer technology was inherited from the 787. I.e. engines. This is how I see it, 50% less...

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by zkojq
Wed May 20, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 67592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

So this has been bothering me for a while and I'm no closer to an answer. On May 6th, Brisbane Airport tweeted this image with the below caption: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXSu2hOWsAAcNzT.jpg Story time: This Boeing 777-300 had been sitting in Alice Springs for the past 12-24 months until very rec...

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by zkojq
Wed May 20, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5342

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

I fully support the president's right to self medicate himself. Maybe take a double dose to maximise his protection? I, personally, am taking great pleasure watching the MAGA melt down of Pelosi calling him "morbidly obese" after the years and years of his name calling and bullying and chi...

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by zkojq
Sun May 17, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relocating to Escape the New Normal
Replies: 56
Views: 2968

Re: Relocating to Escape the New Normal

If you were to follow news from outside the US, you'd know that most of the rest of the developed world has locked down too. Of course in some parts of the World we've managed to control the virus and thus are reopening, but that's not going to incentivise them to reopen borders. I don't think this ...

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by zkojq
Sun May 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86024

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Seriously, how can someone be stupid enough to think that you could become part of the Single Market without having to follow the rules of the Single Market. I've attacked the intelligence of brexiteers a lot in the past, but surely they have to be smarter than this. Right? I haven't been paying att...

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by zkojq
Sun May 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi continues to screw over progressives
Replies: 33
Views: 1447

Re: Pelosi continues to screw over progressives

I don't want to get locked out of editing my own post. I keep seeing things that I am drawn to in Apodino's post. The only thing I can and should reply to is that Republican never met a lobbyist they didn't cave to but Democrats should avoid them? I am one of the loudest for getting money out of po...

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by zkojq
Sat May 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86024

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I haven't been paying attention for the past few months. Has the UK yet been able to conclude the easiest trade negotiation in human history?

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