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by zkojq
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 883
Views: 287320

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

[twoid][/twoid] The first reactivated A380, D-AIMK, is scheduled to fly to FRA tomorrow (02 December) at around 11:00. https://www.aerotelegraph.com/lufthansa-fliegt-ersten-airbus-a380-am-freitag-nach-frankfurt [German] Currently flying just north of Toulouse on the way to Frankfurt. This flight is ...

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Cargo and Medium-haul Order
Replies: 38
Views: 5461

Re: CX Cargo and Medium-haul Order

TWA772LR wrote:
What about 777/A330 conversions? They already have in-house feedstock.


:checkmark: This was my first thought. With money tight and the need to reduce short/medium term CAPEX, converting some of their existing A333s and 77Ws to freighters seems like a prudent medium term solution.

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Ryanair passengers 'terrified' after 'group of 70' swig vodka and party onboard
Replies: 42
Views: 5381

Re: Edinburgh Ryanair passengers 'terrified' after 'group of 70' swig vodka and party onboard

Bars in UK airports open very early in the morning, so your proposal wouldn't solve it at all. How much of the issue is drinking at bars vs drinking duty free alcohol? I remember being at Manchester Airport a few years ago, waiting for a mid-morning flight to continental Europe on a Star Alliance c...

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 40012

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

Anyone know what's up with UA3030 tonight (AKL to SFO operated by N37018)? Seems to be a peculiar flight number. 1 ex-VA 77W is on death row in VCV (VH-VPE) likely awaiting scrapping due to the numerous problems that unit had on it's way to VCV What were the problems with VH-VPE? My apologies if thi...

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by zkojq
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 40012

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

NZ321 wrote:
This is a smart idea IMO. An 8th 77W makes sense - but from where? Perhaps EVA Air -they have a couple still parked up....


There's still one or two ex Virgin Australia ones stored at WTB airport in Queensland. Though they may be the ones with the less desirable small cargo doors.

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by zkojq
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022
Replies: 127
Views: 32651

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2022

Three more A330neos for Azul. For a program that's "dead" it sure seems to keep selling! The Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas and Airbus announced on Wednesday they have signed a firm order for three additional Airbus A330-900 aircraft. These widebody jets will allow the airline to exp...

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by zkojq
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 354
Views: 40012

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2022

A321 "Domestic" ZK-OYB in the All Black Star Alliance Livery has arrived into NZAA. Bit of an unusual story going around that it won't be brought into service for a while, it will have its engines removed, and used as a source of parts. Apparently there is a worldwide shortage of parts fo...

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by zkojq
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”
Replies: 60
Views: 14861

Re: FAA issues EAD for the Airbus A220, citing two “near catastrophic incidents”

Surely the bigger issue here is that the CSeries/A220's autopilot can apparently be engaged on the ground? Why doesn't it have a 400ft minimum engagement height?

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by zkojq
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 92
Views: 4038

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

If you ever want to see the aftermath of stilletto heels to face looks like... https://mobile.twitter.com/CSPDPIO/status/1595525473714724864/photo/1 BN747 There's an interview with his dad below the mugshot. Dad is a Mormon Republican who doesn't "do gays" But he does [appear to] do meth!...

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 and A340 Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022
Replies: 78
Views: 32736

Re: Airbus A330 and A340 Movements / Write-Off / Retirements / Scrapping Thread - 2022

A330-200 MSN1521 (originally delivered to Etihad in 2014 as A6-EYU) has now been delivered to Air Belgium and is registered OE-LCL. Since it has been painted in their full livery, we can assume it will be joining their pax fleet rather than awaiting a P2F conversion. Another ex EY A330-200 joining ...

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 51981

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Mick is out has Haas and Hulkenberg is in. Not sure I agree with this because there is more potential with Mick but Haas needs the points and Haas is cash strapped. Mick crashed the car quite a bit and had the highest crash tab on the grid. https://the-race.com/formula-1/schumacher-dropped-by-haas-...

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56470

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

Does anyone know the exact make and model of the firetruck and therefore it's height?

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1676
Views: 344773

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Maersk Air Cargo's US operations have begun. N495MM is now operating GSP-ANC-ICN-ANC-GSP. Our #Maersk #AirCargo Boeing 767-300 #freighter has arrived in Korea. On the 31st of October the freighter took off from South Carolina for the inaugural flight to Korea. After hours in the air the freighter ma...

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by zkojq
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada-India expand air service agreement with unlimited flight rights
Replies: 50
Views: 6838

Re: Canada-India expand air service agreement with unlimited flight rights

Excellent news. Should benefit Canadian and Indian carriers whilst cutting out the middle man (ME3).

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by zkojq
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 51981

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

There's rumours in the Italian Press that Mattia Binotto has been rolled. There are some suggestions that Fred Vasseur of Sauber will replace him. I like Fred and his unpretentious leadership style. Hopefully he is the right man for the job. And I hope that Sauber can please have back Monisha. :smil...

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3335

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

StarAC17 wrote:
I see crypto as a means for a few cowboys to get rich and skirt regulations.


Don't forget Money Laundering!

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 16, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 5095

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

FIFA and Qatar 'rattled' as European football World Cup boycott gathers pace The giant banners are now a familiar sight at German Bundesliga matches. Unfurled by fans, and seen by millions watching on TV, "Boycott Qatar 2022" has become a rallying cry for clubs, supporters and players ali...

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by zkojq
Mon Nov 14, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 181
Views: 52896

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Qatar is now accusing Airbus and EASA of collusion: Oh wait - QR and the Qatari CAA don't collude then ?? :checkmark: An exceptionally blatant case of projection. And given that this whole affair seems to be caused by Qatar Airways (and their CAA) not accepting remedial solutions that every other A...

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by zkojq
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 58
Views: 3335

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Not looking good: New York, Nov 11 (Reuters) - At least $1 billion of customer funds have vanished from collapsed crypto exchange FTX, according to two people familiar with the matter. The exchange's founder Sam Bankman-Fried secretly transferred $10 billion of customer funds from FTX to Bankman-Fri...

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by zkojq
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 240
Views: 7277

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

bit like the Pacific Island countries putting the squeeze on Australia over climate and then running to China who emits more carbon every 16 days than Australia does in a year Does anyone else get sick of this whataboutism nonsense? China has a population exponentially larger than Australia and the...

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by zkojq
Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing determined to build up Asia-Pacific narrowbody share
Replies: 63
Views: 9058

Re: Boeing determined to build up Asia-Pacific narrowbody share

If you want all that range with your A321 then your cargo capabilities will be closer to a Max8 than a Max10-that range isn’t coming without any compromises. And if you want all that range out of your 737-10MAX, how would you describe its cargo carrying capabilities? :roll: Like that of a 737-7MAX?...

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by zkojq
Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing determined to build up Asia-Pacific narrowbody share
Replies: 63
Views: 9058

Re: Boeing determined to build up Asia-Pacific narrowbody share

If you want all that range with your A321 then your cargo capabilities will be closer to a Max8 than a Max10-that range isn’t coming without any compromises. And if you want all that range out of your 737-10MAX, how would you describe its cargo carrying capabilities? :roll: Like that of a 737-7MAX?...

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by zkojq
Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 5095

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

Wait, what was going on with the Denmark shirts? Was it the LGBT thing? Here's a few articles on the matter: https://amp.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/10/fifa-rejects-human-rights-for-all-message-on-denmark-training-kits https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2022/11/football-world-cup-fifa-forbi...

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by zkojq
Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 538
Views: 25615

Re: 2022 US Elections

Dems funded MAGAts in several states to ensure they won GOP primaries. Absolutely brilliant strategy it turned out to be. Heck, if I were them, I absolutely would have done the same thing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/12/democrats-interfere-republican-primaries/ I mean it's great...

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by zkojq
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 5095

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

SwissInfo did a great piece on the immense spying and intelligence operation that was undertaken by Qatar to get the Cup and to undermine any efforts for it to be revoked. You definitely get the impression that, even considering all their corruption, FIFA got played. Not that anybody should feel the...

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by zkojq
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1676
Views: 344773

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Skyliner is reporting 762F LN 58 is headed back to CAM. Currently ferrying WAW-SNN as N769AX. This actually may be a good sign for her. She was A9C-DHM, operating for DHX. Seems like she's been on the ground in WAW for over a year. (Unless she was operating as something else and I missed it.) She w...

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by zkojq
Sat Nov 05, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate protestors at schiphol platform (east)
Replies: 33
Views: 3976

Re: Climate protestors at schiphol platform (east)

I hope that the response isn't more concrete walls and a more hostile approach to plane spotters...

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by zkojq
Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump connection to the Ukraine war
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: The Trump connection to the Ukraine war

Frank Snepp wrote about this months ago. It's a good read. https://franksneppexclusives.com/?p=468 It's honestly amazing how little traction overall the situation of Kilimnik and Manafort. Too many scandals for much attention to be paid to the seriousness of many of them. Snepp, in a podcast, recomm...

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by zkojq
Wed Nov 02, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories
Replies: 166
Views: 7718

Re: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories

Amazing isn't it? Any time you think the bottom of the barrel has been reached, somehow it gets deeper still. I wish mr Pelosi a speedy recovery and hope he will stop insider trading based on privelaged information from his spouse. Smollett was an egregious case of lying to manipulate the media and ...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

[threeid][/threeid] The solution could be a retiming of a AKL-NAN-AKL to have replacement crew available in NAN only if and when required. I got shot down for suggesting this here a week or two ago... :roll: you mentioned overnight a 787 in NAN, why a 787 when you could use an A320 which wouldn’t ne...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 31, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

NZ6 wrote:
The solution could be a retiming of a AKL-NAN-AKL to have replacement crew available in NAN only if and when required.


I got shot down for suggesting this here a week or two ago... :roll:

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by zkojq
Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 51981

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

TheFlyingDisk wrote:

Doesn't stop them from moaning & yapping about it.


And ignoring their fans sending death threats to Latifi and Masi :duck:

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
If the celebrity is an F1 fan themselves, they'll act accordingly.

:checkmark: Exactly.

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by zkojq
Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pull-down or pull-out laundry/utility faucets
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Pull-down or pull-out laundry/utility faucets

Right now, it is available exclusively for existing registered Moen owners through the Moen Plus website.


Someone please tell me that I'm not the only one rolling my eyes at learning that loyalty programs for tap manufacturers are now a thing...

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by zkojq
Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 51981

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Personally I'm more annoyed by all the strolling (prancing?) "I don't give a bleep" celebs on the grid before the race, but at least it's all before the race, and due to the joys of DVR technology I can skip right over that tripe. Yes. I remember last year's gridwalk at the USGP had some ...

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by zkojq
Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 715
Views: 143179

Re: Nordic Aviation Thread - 2022

Does anyone know what the registration sequence of the FlygBra/MalmoAviation Bombardier CSeries 100s would have been if they were delivered as intended?

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 472
Views: 126065

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Transavia is getting some ex Blue Air 737-800s The five B737-800s are going to Transavia Netherlands and will be used to replace the airline's current four B737-700s. In the future they will, in their turn, be replaced by the new Airbus A320neos the airline has on order. PH-HBJ (40696), former YR-BM...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 51981

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I don't get why people are so confident that Red Bull actually did breach the cost cap instead of the FIA making an accounting error that they're not admitting. :checkmark: When it comes to incompetence, the reliability of the FIA is second to none. Ocon was miles better than Perez and lost his sea...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta loses lawsuit on dismissed pilot on safety concerns
Replies: 76
Views: 10044

Re: Delta and the Psychiatrist Take a Great Fall

Disgusting that there appears to be no significant consequences for those responsible for this. Management in companies with safety critical operations should be licensed, just like pilots are. Such actions, where people might feel that raising safety related concerns with management could get them...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 26, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta loses lawsuit on dismissed pilot on safety concerns
Replies: 76
Views: 10044

Re: Delta and the Psychiatrist Take a Great Fall

Disgusting that there appears to be no significant consequences for those responsible for this. Management in companies with safety critical operations should be licensed, just like pilots are. Such actions, where people might feel that raising safety related concerns with management could get them ...

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by zkojq
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 883
Views: 287320

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

"Eurowings Malta*" now has it's AOC: Eurowings Malta receives AOC and AOL On 13 October 2022, Eurowings received its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and -Licence (AOL) for its new Maltese subsidiary. Officially called Eurowings Europe Limited, the new subsidiary of Eurowings will replace ...

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by zkojq
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 6147

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

The failure of the Australian Government is shocking and a textbook example of what not to do. If the Australian Government had any morals of which as an Australian they don’t. If the Australian Government had cut the bilateral to 1 flight a week or cancelled it so Qatar Airways couldn’t fly here i...

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by zkojq
Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 6147

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

The women were taken to ambulances on the tarmac, some at gunpoint, the lawsuit stated, locked inside and told to remove their underwear for an examination, the BBC reported at the time. One of the women, a 33-year-old nurse, told The New York Times that she has not traveled since. “It completely c...

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by zkojq
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu
Replies: 158
Views: 41213

Re: Korean Air A330 overrun runway in Cebu

Korean Air posts a "Letter of Apology:" https://www.instagram.com/p/CkEh_ckNMkp/ Apologies regarding the flight from Incheon to Cebu] First of all, we bow our heads in apology to all those who care about Korean Air. Flight KE631, which was scheduled to arrive at Cebu Airport from Incheon ...

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by zkojq
Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 253
Views: 24978

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Not a fan of the glass bubble on Icon Of The Seas. Yes it looks kind of cool, but it is going to make photography facing forward (aka with no glass between the camera and the now of the ship) basically impossible.

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by zkojq
Fri Oct 21, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to fly A330s for Amazon
Replies: 70
Views: 14511

Re: Hawaiian to fly A330s for Amazon

Another vote of confidence on the excellent A330-300P2F. Wishing HA and Amazon all the best with this. I wonder which frames will be used as feedstock. Well, that is certainly a clever way to find use for your A330 fleet once long haul flying switches to the 787. Will the existing HA A330 passenger ...

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by zkojq
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1676
Views: 344773

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Airbus A321 MSN1994 (delivered new to LTU in 2003) has been converted to a freighter. Now delivered to Oman's Salaam Air and is registered A4O-OCA. Was converted at CAN. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfcvZR5XwAYDM8J?format=jpg&name=medium https://mobile.twitter.com/KAlfarqani/status/15827859098874...

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by zkojq
Thu Oct 20, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: UK PM Truss resigns, replaced by Sunak
Replies: 238
Views: 12420

Re: UK PM Truss resigns

Managed to knock off the Queen, the Pound, the Conservative Party and the economy, all in less than 20 working days. Does anyone remember this gem from seven years ago? @David_Cameron 6:26 PM · May 4, 2015 Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice - stability and strong Government with me, or ch...

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by zkojq
Tue Oct 18, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reversal of Mini Budget
Replies: 189
Views: 8506

Re: Semi reversal of Mini Budget

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-63293891
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Chancellor of the Month:

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:duck:

On a more serious note, the PM has apologized, so I guess that's more than her predecessor ever did.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-63293891

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by zkojq
Tue Oct 18, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 416
Views: 47041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2022

I’d also heard that a different ACMI operator was planned, using the A330 If it’s the operator and aircraft I expect, it has a larger business class cabin than the 787 so may result in an upgrade for most PE pax. Granted it won’t be the same hard product as ANZ. SmartLynx Malta and Wamos Air both h...

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