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by zkojq
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo Discussion - 2023
Replies: 141
Views: 18402

Re: Air Cargo Discussion - 2023

Perhaps the more remarkable thing about the big twin is that the order book is only 20 firm orders. I guess everybody assumes it will be a success once it hits the street, but 20 is not a lot. Yea, Fly Meta is getting these late next year, which surprised me. Perhaps just timing with cheap 767s and...

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREXIT - Three years on
Replies: 63
Views: 1469

Re: BREXIT - Three years on

IMO the much more significant cost is the way that Brexit resulted in all the competent politicians in the governing party being purged.

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland flooded/closed
Replies: 42
Views: 9716

Re: Auckland flooded/closed

ZK-NBT wrote:

Odd pax have to rebook themselves, something doesn’t add up.

Anyway SQ A380 to operate again 31/1 ex SIN as SQ285. 200 more seats than the 77W.


Excellent news. Very convenient that Singapore Airlines has the capacity available inorder to add these extra A380 services.

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland flooded/closed
Replies: 42
Views: 9716

Re: Auckland flooded/closed

Not a good sign at all: ‘No flights until March’, passengers stranded in Singapore told after Auckland flood disruption Hundreds of passengers stranded in Singapore have been told they may have to wait until early March for flights back to Auckland. Travellers whose travel to New Zealand was cancell...

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 57234

Re: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023

NZ said they would look at a fleet of 23-24 wide bodies long term with increased utilisation, I have heard that is wishful thinking, so maybe 25-26 is more reasonable? I really hope that increased utilization isn't code for QF's 'sweat the assets' approach whereby a single widebody going tech resul...

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi Husband Attack Video
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Pelosi Husband Attack Video

I'm impressed with Pelosi's composure with a big oaf as this *expletive* was holding that hammer poised to strike...he remain incredibly calm knowing he was outmatched. He did an incredible job keeping the guy calm and de-escalating the situation until help arrived. Must have felt like hours for him.

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland flooded/closed
Replies: 42
Views: 9716

Re: Auckland flooded/closed

https://avherald.com/h?article=504562c4&opt=0
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Not sure what relevance people see in Houston?

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ZK-OKN's runway excursion was at 1740.

https://avherald.com/h?article=504562c4&opt=0

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues
Replies: 29
Views: 5803

Re: Boeing 737 Max Legal Saga Continues

In this case it was limited to their sphere of influence, which was fraud related to the MAX documentation. The DoJ did find intent within the private text messages of the two simulator pilots, who did not disclose MCAS changes to the Flight Safety Board, prior to approval of documentation. Fraudul...

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland flooded/closed
Replies: 42
Views: 9716

Re: Auckland flooded/closed

NZ6073 currently descending into Auckland from HNL. This (ZK-NZR) was NZ1 which diverted to HNL early on. All things considered, a 30 hour delay for the pax getting arriving doesn't sound too bad.

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland flooded/closed
Replies: 42
Views: 9716

Re: Auckland flooded/closed

Will be interesting to see what damage has been done to airport infrastructure, once all the assessments are complete. The baggage belt and all the advanced electronic equipment that MPI/Biosecurity uses could all be quite vulnerable. The situation inside was dire. About two thousand passengers were...

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders
Replies: 39
Views: 12039

Re: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders

Martinair is a useless brand nowadays, it no longer serves a purpose and it doesnt mean anything in todays global economy. Well, obviously AF doesn't agree with you, so where is your 'opinion' coming from? The name is just a relic of a bygone age. I just dont see the point keeping the name. Most pe...

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland flooded/closed
Replies: 42
Views: 9716

Re: Auckland flooded/closed

A few repositioning flights this afternoon: NZ6232 CHC-AKL ZK-OKP 777-300ER (diverted from AKL last night when operating NZ104 from SYD) NZ6234 CHC-AKL ZK-OKO 777-300ER (diverted from AKL this morning when operating NZ7 from SFO) NZ6230 CHC-AKL ZK-NZG 787-9 (diverted from AKL last night when operati...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders
Replies: 39
Views: 12039

Re: Air France-KLM places additional A350 orders

So will these be painted in the KLM Cargo livery, like PH-CKA, PH-CKB and PH-CKC, or will they be painted in the Martinair livery, like PH-MPS? I do think that AF will need to consider a 773ER replacement by 2030, and I expect the airline to replace them with the A35K. So far the A350s have been use...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 57234

Re: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023

I'm hearing that international pax are currently being kicked out of the airport at 5AM in the middle of a state emergency with roads flooded and no access nor accommodation available. What kind of a joke is this? LA801 from SCL is on final into WGN Landed safely - registration is CC-BGJ. I assume t...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 57234

Re: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023

https://i.postimg.cc/KvWTJ9BJ/1674817294936.jpg Yeah, things aren't looking great. Where do you even drain all the water to - it's completely flat around there. There's a King Tide hitting about now (at least there is on the East Coast, not sure about timings for the West Coast) so that probably wo...

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 254
Views: 40364

Re: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase

However airline in service feedback has been opposite for these two models. The 78X has been over performing expected range, while the A359 has multiple airlines stating the published range is overstated vs reality they are seeing. Which are these multiple airlines? I'm curious about the 787-10 'ov...

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Virgin Atlantic $1.05mil for Operating Flights in Prohibited Airspace
Replies: 19
Views: 4829

Re: DOT Fines Virgin Atlantic $1.05mil for Operating Flights in Prohibited Airspace

Does the UK CAA do the same thing for flights that have BA/VS codes put on them?

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential NCE-MIA
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Potential NCE-MIA

People here always underestimate the premium nature of NCE. Would love La Compagnie to make a success of it. Pre-covid, NCE was literally the #2 European airport for business jets after Paris Le Bourget . I read somewhere that it slipped in 3rd place since, behind GVA. This is particularly impressi...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 57234

Re: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023

Jetstar has been pretty stagnant with their A320 operation in the NZ market for 5 + years. They don't see it as any growth potential here unlike Air NZ. It's a bit of a shame as in my opinion I'm sure if they could add extra flights to have a better schedule, then there would be bums on seats. To y...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 2991

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

Helen and Shipley weren't given as much stick, especially Helen because she was far more competent and fit to lead than Ardern. Not sure about Shipley, but hard disagree on Helen Clark. There was an enormous amount of misogyny abuse directed her way constantly from attacking her for being childless...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 2991

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

Covid went on too long. Nobody expected 3 years of it. So people are grumpy. This is irrespective of any government interventions. :checkmark: And she still gets a lot of blame for it. Initial interventions to maintain employment had an unfortunate effect of raising already extraordinary house pric...

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's
Replies: 110
Views: 18517

Re: Delta Exercises Options for 12 Additional A220-300's

I wonder if airbus ever regrets that purchase. I realize they didn’t spend anything on R&D but it’s certainly a cost to build, support, and sell now. Airbus’ shotgun purchase of the A220 made me so sad. Bombardier made a beautiful airplane that was capable of 737-7, 737-8, and A319 and A320 riv...

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential NCE-MIA
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Potential NCE-MIA

People here always underestimate the premium nature of NCE. Would love La Compagnie to make a success of it.

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 2991

Re: NZ PM Arden to Resign

All the people who have been saying she's about to resign every month since 2019 will now claim vindication and expect to be treated as nostradamus. ;) Regardless of her specifically, it's probably been the hardest term for any leader since WWII. So not surprising that someone would have had enough.

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by zkojq
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds ATL-NCE
Replies: 47
Views: 8570

Re: DL Adds ATL-NCE

The city and the airport have worked very hard to attract long haul services. Air China to Beijing, Air Canads to Montreal, United to Newark, Etihad to Abu Dhabi etc in recent years. With this announcement I wonder what will be next. Atlanta-Nice schedule should be as follows : DL24 ATL 2110 - 1220(...

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 14, 2023 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo Discussion - 2023
Replies: 141
Views: 18402

Re: Air Cargo Discussion - 2023

Some A330 conversion news: MSN717 (A330-200, delivered new to Etihad in 2006) has completed it's first post-conversion test flight from SIN. Now registered OE-LAJ and owned by Altavair AirFinance. Based on the registration, I think there's a good likelihood that it is intended for Air Belgium. https...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds ATL-NCE
Replies: 47
Views: 8570

Re: DL Adds ATL-NCE

Wonderful news for Alpes-Maritimes and excellent news for DL too. I'm sure they'll love all the premium revenue. :smile:

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13603

Re: UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA

Is it me or do the first few seconds of the video look sped up?

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 07, 2023 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6477

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

IMO, being non royal or bi racial are not an issue. Some people you like, some you have no view on and some you don't like at all. In the case of Meghan, the tabloids have hated her right from the start. Case in point, the headline comparisons between Kate: Baby Bumps The Daily Mail on Kate Middlet...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 57234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2023

ex ZK-OJC looking a bit unloved in a remote corner of Shannon Airport a few days ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/52610486567/ We don’t know the breakdown of the 787 order now, I think it’s entirely flexible. Yes it probably is. UA using the 772ER to AKL is likely entirely freight rel...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13218

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

My favorite part of this so far was Lauren Boebert agreeing to vote for "Kevin" and then nominating and voting for Kevin Hern. The integrity and trustworthiness. :lol: Anyway, how many votes ago was that and how many votes are we up to now? And so it begins - all these Trump supporters tha...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - January 2023
Replies: 702
Views: 57234

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2023

Predictions: - via lessors, Air New Zealand ordered three or four more A321neos. They're international config ones but the airline intends much of their work to be domestic, with the config giving them extra flexibility. - 787 WiFi upgrades still not to be complete by year end. - Air New Zealand tak...

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6477

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

Unsurprising given the battle that the tabloids have waged against him and his wife. Imagine a society founded on a class structure with the (white) British royal family at the top as determined by birth and by blood. A biracial woman enters the top of the pyramid by marriage, negating both the birt...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 27, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend
Replies: 97
Views: 19136

Re: Bypassing sanctions, Iran received 4 A340-300 over the Xmas weekend

Iran receiving some 26 year old airliners that noone else wants? Oh the humanity! I don't know how anyone involved will possibly be able to sleep at night. Sarcasm aside, I hope those airliners have a long useful life in Iran. The Iranian people deserve safe air travel and I cant think of any other ...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 65119

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

I feel like this thread can be boiled down to the following. WS decision = Good Any other airline decision = bad Indeed. As an outsider it's certainly very tiresome to read. Looks like Porter's very existence is a sore point for some. I wish Porter the very best - interiors of those Embraers looks ...

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by zkojq
Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7725

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

That is a bad precedent to set. I could see offering that deal to a much lower level participant but she and the other employee need to spend some time in prison. Otherwise, you could be the number 2, live large and then turn on the boss and skate with no less than what you started the game with . ...

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by zkojq
Fri Dec 23, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 913
Views: 301892

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

With the projected delivery date of the 777-9s still being as flimsy as ever, it makes a lot of sense for Lufthansa to be re'considering their options for the interim. Would love to see more A380s and A340-600s return. Hopefully postpone the retirement of A340-300s too; they're perfectly good planes...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44329

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

They are happy so long as it continues to be a useful tool for controlling their populations. $300m is chump change to Gulf royalty. :checkmark: I think this angle has never really gotten the attention it deserved on this thread. If I was an anonymous Saudi whistleblower reporting on the various hu...

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by zkojq
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16938

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

It hurts that France lost, but Argentina played so well. Well done to them. So much drama in the match. Just imagine how much we could have won by if our players had been present in the first 79 minutes. :lol: And yes, I successfully managed to boycott until the final match, as planned. :champagne:

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by zkojq
Sat Dec 17, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44329

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

For sure. I get suggested tweets from Stephen Miller, Jack Posobiec, David Barton and other right-wing nutbars. I don't follow a lot of political topics either. Also getting a lot of wumao suggestions (for those who don't know, wumao are posters who get paid by the CCP to post shit promoting the CC...

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by zkojq
Fri Dec 16, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44329

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Anyone else noticed algorithm changes recently? I've never been especially politically active on twitter (especially in the US sphere) but a day or two ago my recommendation were entirely from the hard right; Tomi Lahren, one of Trump's ex press secretaries, Matt Gaetz, Tucker Carlson and a few othe...

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by zkojq
Fri Dec 16, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Digital Trading Cards
Replies: 59
Views: 3295

Re: Trump Digital Trading Cards

Wait, so isn't the whole idea of a NFT that it's unique? Like completely unique? And my understanding of NFTAS is that the blockchain has some way of ensuring this? Presumably there's only a fairly limited number of designs on offer. The website suggests that there's 45 different trading cards, pres...

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by zkojq
Fri Dec 16, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 329
Views: 83204

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

Well they might not have sold 500 extra A330/A350 but they should have had a good shot of at least selling at least 200+ish. You are looking at one side of the coin but not the other. How many airlines ordered A321XLRs (or even LRs) because it's a sub type of an existing aircraft they operate. Are ...

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by zkojq
Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022
Replies: 374
Views: 41604

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2022

ZK-OYC, still without engines:

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A321nx Air New Zealand ZK-OYC

Seems unlikely that it will be delivered before year end.

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by zkojq
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Parliament to look at Qatar/EU open skies
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: EU Parliament to look at Qatar/EU open skies

Bribing Government (or EU) officials to not act in the interest of the rule they were elected to is an attack on sovereignty. Well maybe Qatar should then review its recently agreed 15-year LNG deal with Europe. Reciprocity after all no? :scratchchin: Reciprocity? Which Qatar Government officials di...

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by zkojq
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Parliament to look at Qatar/EU open skies
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: EU Parliament to look at Qatar/EU open skies

I hope the deal is terminated. Any time that one of the parties has been bribed by the other side (as appears to be the case here) it should preclude a deal being done with the offending party for a certain number of years.

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by zkojq
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3578

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

Good. New Zealand has led the world with aggressive anti-tobacco measures and over a 25-30 year period has absolutely crushed the smoking rate as a result of it. I fully expect in a few years time for the tobacco companies (and their lackies/lobbyists) to go all out on trying to massage the statisti...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group allocates 5 A350’s to LX for A343 replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 13294

Re: LH Group allocates 5 A350’s to LX for A343 replacement

Excellent news. I hope the A350s look as good in the Swiss livery as the A340s do. Will be sad to see the A340s go, but they've definitely earned their keep. The news isn't particularly surprising; the Swiss ceo has been quite candid in the past week about his preference for the A350 over it's compe...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7725

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Yeah, I'm gonna vote 'guilty'..... FTX’s inner circle had a secret chat group called ‘Wirefraud’ Members of the inner circle of power at collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX formed a chat group called “Wirefraud” and were using it to send secret information about operations in the lead up to the co...

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by zkojq
Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 615
Views: 54366

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

So many mixed feelings about today's announcements. I feel that Vasseur's light hearted approach of not taking himself too seriously is probably just the kind of culture that Ferrari needs to stop the internal squabbles and backstabbing. Of course cultural changes in organizations take a very long t...

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