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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: 1429
Views: 81748

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: 15586

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: 1429
Views: 81748

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: 72
Views: 1934

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: 3338
Views: 329724

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: 3338
Views: 329724

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: 15586

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: 3338
Views: 329724

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: 109
Views: 12710

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: 3338
Views: 329724

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: 20
Views: 612

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: 5360

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: 3338
Views: 329724

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: 15586

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: 15586

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: 3338
Views: 329724

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: 10111

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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by zkojq
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1429
Views: 81748

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

[It's funny how that particular user will make nonsensical comments like above but then go on to moan about the tyrrany of living under ECJ jurisdiction. Make up your mind for goodness sake! I don't think I've ever mentioned the ECJ, but since you bring it up, there is no contradiction. There absol...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 50
Views: 8181

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

aviationaware wrote:
zkojq wrote:


Just a friendly reminder that the United States hasn't signed/ratified that treaty.


Which is completely inconsequential for the matter at hand.


No it isn't. You can't object to a country supposedly violating a treaty that you didn't even sign.

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS
Replies: 20
Views: 917

Re: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS

How can someone be sentenced to death with only circumstancial evidence? I thought the case had to be absolutely watertight before the death penalty became an option. Crazy. Yeah this is one of the problems I have with the death penalty. Scott Peterson case in California was also circumstantial. Ev...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS
Replies: 20
Views: 917

Re: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS

How can someone be sentenced to death with only circumstancial evidence? I thought the case had to be absolutely watertight before the death penalty became an option. Crazy.

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1429
Views: 81748

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

So the next Tory PM will be the one comparing the EU to Nazi Germany or the one comparing the EU to the Soviet Union. Good luck with those "renegotiations"! :rotfl: I think that the USSR comparison was very close to reality. As someone who actually did live in the USSR, let me tell you, t...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 50
Views: 8181

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

International waters are defined in relevant international treaties of which Iran is a signatory. So much for that. While true, the sitution in queston AFAIK falls outside those general treaties as the Strait in question is less than 24 nm wide because national sovergin terrority extends 12 nm from...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 320
Views: 13293

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Then Iran won't complain when the US comes knocking on the door for an explanation of why their property was destroyed over international waters, and sets up permanent operations in those waters? ‘International waters’ is a lazy ruse when those waters are the Persian Gulf. Emphasis on Persian, from...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 15586

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

I suspect Airbus had provided “best pricing” for neo models and was quite greedy with the rates / discounts. IAG talked to Boeing who wanted the business “more” and took less profit as a result. The industry is small, most exes know what the other airlines are buying close enough. So IAG goes with ...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 15586

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

If IAG does not eventually firm this LoI, all it means is that they couldn't come to a final agreement that they were satisfied with. 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 emergencie...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 25864

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Because the DL/ALPA contract requires any out-sourced work cannot he done by contractors using aircraft exceeding the DL scope limits. This is industry standard. GF For flights operated for Delta by SkyWest I completely understand (and agree). But why is it any of Delta's business what aircraft Sky...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 10832

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

emiratesdriver wrote:
EK are doing their level best to end the the current arrangement of having dedicated freighter crews and are actively dissuading any further 777 pilots from going down this road.


Why would pilots go down this road if the pay is less? Is the work-life balance and rosters better?

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 25864

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Alaska doesn’t have any scope, but SkyWest’s contract with Delta says that SkyWest cannot fly anything bigger than 86,000 and 76 seats with any carrier or the Delta contract can be cancelled. Why would Delta have a clause like that in the contract? Because that’s what has been agreed with their pil...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1429
Views: 81748

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

Ireland budget plan assumes UK will leave EU without deal Ireland is preparing a frugal no-deal Brexit budget for 2020 in the clearest sign yet that Dublin is bracing for the UK to crash out of the EU without an exit agreement. The spending plans also suggest that Leo Varadkar’s government is prepar...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 25864

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

If I'm remembering correctly Skywest is/was the 175E2 launch customer but Embraer cancelled??? or took that order of 100+100 off their order books.. SkyWest flies for Alaska too... Could this be another bad sign for the 175E2... As an airline (Skywest) that previously had firm orders for the E2 and...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122269

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Indigo Partners has ordered 50x A321Xlr,. "Huge stuff for Airbus once again! A total of 50 A321XLRs have been ordered for Wizz Air, Frontier and JetSmart - They’re all a part of Indigo Partners! The A321XLR is killing it! #PAS19" https://twitter.com/DjsAviation/status/1141257861302898688 ...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1429
Views: 81748

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

Indeed; Boris and others have completely unrealistic ideas about the leverage the UK might have with that. In real life we've got much, much bigger fish to fry and this won't be worth any fundamental concessions (such as throwing Ireland under the bus, which just won't happen). And this is why I ho...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1429
Views: 81748

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

Maybe we'll get Boris Island after all. But maybe the most entertaining episode is all the outrage over some candidate having snorted cocaine in their past as journalist , i.e. all of those being outraged about them now in the press probably did it themselves. So because one journalist did cocaine,...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1429
Views: 81748

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

Depressing reading a few days ago. I can't believe people seriously want Number Ten to be turned into a total clown show... https://i.imgur.com/INFhaoD_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium I watched some of Rory Stewart's campaign launch speech yesterday. He is far more intelligent...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 320
Views: 13293

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

We have gone from grainy images to pin sharp pictures.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48671319 https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/1685C/production/_107425229_befunky-collage-1.jpg :stirthepot: Those Yamaha engines look brand new (you can sort of see the XTO Swoosh on the side). ...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 4354

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

That looked very bad - could easily be a broken neck. I hope not and hope the recovery is quick. Even wearing your seatbelt very loosely would make a big difference to passengers in this situation.

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 320
Views: 13293

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

These conspiracy theories are sad. Remember when the US Government told us that Iraq had train based mobile weapons labs. Remember how that turned out? Remember when Jacques Chirac called BS and was completely and utterly vindicated. Clearly the lesson here is that we should bow down to whatever th...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 320
Views: 13293

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

These conspiracy theories are sad. Remember when the US Government told us that Iraq had train based mobile weapons labs. Remember how that turned out? Remember when Jacques Chirac called BS and was completely and utterly vindicated. Clearly the lesson here is that we should bow down to whatever th...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups
Replies: 81
Views: 3611

Re: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!

You still didn't answer the question, what is the dirt or even recycled dirt as you now claim after moving the goal post you said they gave him on Hillary? Did they tell him her husband got a bj from a WH intern when he was President and she decided to stay married anyways? If you don't sleep with ...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122269

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I don't think it's really the worst possible news. Both Airbus and Boeing have massive backlogs for their narrowbody products and healthy ones for their widebody products. You can't have positive book-to-build ratios forever.

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 68363

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

This is going to be a big money maker for Airbus. I've been at Airbus Finkenwerder today and the mood amongst staff is very upbeat.

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups
Replies: 81
Views: 3611

Re: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!

Yet our illustrious Senate Majority Leader still refuses to fund anything that smells anything like election security measures from foreign attack, even though the Mueller Report (and Mueller himself) *specificially* stated that all Americans should be much more concerned about it. Wonder what dirt...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electrical failure cuts power to all of Argentina and Uruguay
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Electrical failure cuts power to all of Argentina and Uruguay

I guess the problem with greater interconnectivity of such systems is that when something does go wrong, it can snowball into something much bigger.

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 320
Views: 13293

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

One thing I don't get: the US has spent months investigating the murder of Jamal Kashogi but still can't decide if the Saudi Government sanctioned it or not, whereas it's taken maybe a day to proclaim Iran guilty of these attacks? Curious. A false flag operation, no doubt. One can say a lot about th...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24946

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

The A350-1000 seems almost inevitable at KE eventually, but I don't think it's what they need right now. In the short term I expect they need more 787s, both -9 and -10, and that's what I would guess to be the outcome of this order. We'll see... In real life they need 777-X ... If the 787-10 can do...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 147
Views: 24946

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

I think they will buy a dozen 777-9s purely for ego reasons.

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 320
Views: 13293

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The only thing Saudi Arabia wants more than a religious war with Iran is for the US Military to fight that war for them and for the US taxpayers to fund it. The definition of a warmonger - a person who encourages or advocates aggression towards other countries or groups. And Trump & his lackeys ...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 281
Views: 23137

Re: Mitsubishi to buy the CRJ program?

I'm still not clear on what's wrong with the name? When Airbus bought into the CSeries, they named the Canada operations Airbus Canada. I don't see anyone concerned about Airbus Canada, so why Boeing Brasil? Lots of people, including myself, kicked up a big fuss at the name change to A220. Lots of ...

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