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by dtw2hyd
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

Many apps and connected devices have unpublished call home and data collection features. Privacy data in the wrong hands is an issue. There are no saints but China takes the cake. Repressive regimes never had the ability to develop infrastructure used to oppress their own citizens, somebody else gav...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Website is over-moderated

If it helps mods with the work load, build a trusted Ken/Karen list and have the system robo delete posts. Maybe have annual awards to top Kens/Karens.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 5182

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

The friends at high/right places does no good. It distorts the market. Others eager to invest will back out not knowing whether they will be successful. Having said that I like the SpiceJet's wet lease international model. I suggested this scheme few years back a.net ATF - Foreign operator - No cus...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Website is over-moderated

You can publish 100 pages of rules, they will not work as long as rules are not applied equally to every member. If I post with utmost respect to the rules as published, it gets deleted without any feedback, how would I know which one of the million rules I violated. Most likely I offended some PR b...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 87
Views: 24585

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

What I haven´t understood about this new FS is if there are differences between the PC and the Xbox version. A good Gaming PC or Laptop cost well above a 1000 Euros, more in the 1200/1300 euros range for Laptops, whereas a Xbox can be bought for less than 300 euros. Will the two versions be equally...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 5182

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Bad news for SpiceJet...their auditor has given a going concern warning. In the 12 months prior to COVID-19's wreaking havoc on aviation, SG had lost about Rs 935 crore (US$125M). https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/93732-auditors-cast-doubt-over-spicejets-future Meanwhile, SG is now on a "...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 5182

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Bad news for SpiceJet...their auditor has given a going concern warning. In the 12 months prior to COVID-19's wreaking havoc on aviation, SG had lost about Rs 935 crore (US$125M). https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/93732-auditors-cast-doubt-over-spicejets-future Meanwhile, SG is now on a "...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 213876

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

NCLT allows Jet Airways to sell office in Bandra Kurla Complex ⋅ The lenders have kept the reserved price of the property is Rs 490 crore. ⋅ Property will be sold to pay off HDFC bank and the EXIM bank. ⋅ The US Exim bank has agreed to transfer the title of six (B777) ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 152
Views: 22351

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

Depends on which state writes the biggest check to Boeing, Is it going to be WA or SC? The decision will have nothing to do with quality. Yup, it will all come down to cold hard cash. As I understand it (I may be wrong) but one of the reasons for the poor quality at SC is “lack of engineering exper...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production
Replies: 152
Views: 22351

Re: Boeing Confirms 747 Production Will End in 2022, Delays 777X Entry to 2022, Reduces 787/777/777X Production

... Exactly my thinking. Boeing should move the 787 program to Everett completely. The quality control issues coming out of SC are just too much. At that point the main two lines coming out of Everett would be the 787 and the 777X Depends on which state writes the biggest check to Boeing, Is it goi...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1800

Re: Best USA Climate

If you love or can live with snow/winter for few months of every year, Michigan is the best. It actually has safer climate than most places, no hurricanes, no earthquakes, no drought and very little flooding. If one cannot drive on snow safely that is lack of basic skill. Modern day humans search fo...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years
Replies: 51
Views: 15002

Re: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years

Sherlock realized now? If he predicted a decade back he would have been a visionary. If he predicted 5 years back he can be considered a good planner. Now anybody can tell. There is no way anyone could have predicted current situation is a just an excuse. At the minimum there should have been a pla...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years
Replies: 51
Views: 15002

Re: Emirates CEO says no new widebodies will launch in years

Sherlock realized now? If he predicted a decade back he would have been a visionary. If he predicted 5 years back he can be considered a good planner. Now anybody can tell. There is no way anyone could have predicted current situation is a just an excuse. At the minimum there should have been a plan...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing
Replies: 29
Views: 6956

Re: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing

... So the question is? What other Boeing 787 customers have had these problems? It always seems to be the least technically proficient carriers that seem to make the most noise. But? Exactly how much fault is really Boeing's aside form having them as customers? By your logic Gold Care is least tec...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 5182

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2020

As expected SpiceJet raising to the top even with its bleak financials, next we will learn someone will invest $Billions.
I think AI winding up process has started.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prospective 70-seat Hybrid-Electric turboprop design
Replies: 13
Views: 2808

Re: Prospective 70-seat Hybrid-Electric turboprop design

Interesting concept. Any advantages over cancelled Airbus E-Fan X project, which was jet-powered hybrid.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An EK & US major agreement?
Replies: 16
Views: 2473

Re: An EK & US major agreement?

Domestic air travel will recover before international, so does US majors compared to EK. So if any airline management should swallow their pride, it is EK.

I think there should a limit on number of EK threads on a.net though. Every morning there a new thread with EK is great subliminal message.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

Russians(any country) probe and try to hack every nanosecond of every day. That is not the news.

The honest headline should be "Trump is not saying anything about Russian hacking".

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 5182

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I am not sure what India doing is ethical under openskies agreement. Either this loophole in the name of pandemic need to be closed or US should withdraw from openskies. The fundamental premise of openskies is no requests and/or no approvals . India is breaking this cardinal rule. Article 11 Fair Co...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90771

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

... As I am not a crew and happy to hear if things are different on the flying side in terms of being lured in a debt trap. If you are referring to things outside of the airline environment I am not sure we can consider Emirates or any other airline liable for what their employees decide to do with...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90771

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Conditions in the UAE are usually pretty good for western expats: - safe environment to live in - high salary - exposure to high responsibilities much quicker than in your home country - very well connected to the rest of the world The money doesn't come for free and this lifestyle doesn't suit eve...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5627

Re: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops

Yet another project AOC from Lufthansa. How many such projects we heard over the last decade.

Let me cut to the chase, what are union's thoughts about Ocean AOC. With the lull in air travel, I am sure they will have few years to discuss and kill it.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 87
Views: 24585

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Is Xbox Game Pass PC(Beta) monthly subscription a must or I can just pre-order FS2020? Don't need 100s of new games.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90771

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Conditions in the UAE are usually pretty good for western expats: - safe environment to live in - high salary - exposure to high responsibilities much quicker than in your home country - very well connected to the rest of the world The money doesn't come for free and this lifestyle doesn't suit eve...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing
Replies: 29
Views: 6956

Re: Norwegian Files Lawsuit Against Boeing

They don't necessarily have a good case. The obligation of proof rests with Norwegian. If Boeing can point to other operators not having the same problems, Boeing can win. Boeing's defense would be furthered strengthened if it can point to aircraft made in the same time frame as Norwegian's not hav...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33924

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

... There's this idea that (let's forget covid) every aircraft that sits over 300 passengers is inefficient, or no airline is looking for those numbers, which is untrue. the A35K and the 779 do very well to break that idea. Like I said in some instances the 787/359 can AND will take away 77W orders...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33924

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

... Should travel pick back up to previous levels... the 777-8/9 might push 1000+ units in 20-30 years (with most of that showing up a decade+ from now). Have a great day, Way too optimistic. My guesstimate 250-300 at best, because there is too little demand and too many options in WB segment. The ...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90771

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

ScottB wrote:
...But it's certainly not large enough to justify an entire new aircraft program on its own.


But keep losing shirts on their back on niche WBs/VLAs programs is perfectly acceptable business model.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90771

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

The trend at EK before the pandemic was to look at rightsizing the aircraft for a route by looking at aircraft that is smaller than the 77W. We can see this with the A359 order. Is there any verifiable public evidence? Sure there was a lot of talk. They should have acted upon such trend 10 years ba...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90771

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Big orders for WB/VLA made both A&B sloppy, kept them away from innovations in NB. Everyone knows where those orders came from. I think it is thousands upon thousands of orders that A&B were getting for their 737NG/A320 and their Max/Neo refreshes that are responsible for any lack of “innov...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90771

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

That is because manufacturers didn't to bother build the right size aircraft. Until now the goal was to build either the biggest possible or the lowest paper CASM aircraft with unreal cabin configs. I think ME3 have their hand in this. I would say their binge WB/VLA orders put the technology back b...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 90771

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Emirates going to be in a world of hurt. I expect P2P on 787 and 350 to be the way forward. P2P is greatly exaggerated. Most 787 and 350 are connecting hubs. IMHO P2P growth will come from NB That is because manufacturers didn't to bother build the right size aircraft. Until now the goal was to bui...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6551

Re: Another day, another Karen...

tommy1808 wrote:
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I just can't wait for a video of a Karen being told to go back to Europe.....

Best regards
Thomas


She will say where is Europe, in Ohio?

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6551

Re: Another day, another Karen...

SF introduces CAREN ACT to outlaw racially motivated 911 calls. I like the law idea but not sure about the name, it shows inherent bias against Karens. One thing is clear, these calls can lead to unnecessary deaths when African Americans are involved. This theory/opinion may be absurd but need to be...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6551

Re: Another day, another Karen...

Central Park Karen was charged with filing a false complaint to police, a misdemeanor, desk booked and court date set for October. 99.9% she will be exonerated after length detailed proceedings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilG3NpUn4IU Dr.Todd Grande posted his professional opinion on this topic....

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8484

Re: Emirates Orders

Posters in this thread seem to be missing two very important details: 1. Fleet decisions are not based on short-term outlooks. The resulting fleet decisions will look at an outlook past just the temporary demand slump from covid, and look anywhere from 10 to 20 years into the future. Investing in a...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 26
Views: 1123

Re: Paper Straws

Not if you empty 16oz in seconds.

I think straw is unnecessary in most instances, kids are losing yet another basic skill of drinking from a cup.

For taste conscious adults Ball Jar is the best. No plastic or paper cup taste.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22365

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

The US government has bought the world stock of remdesivir. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/30/us-buys-up-world-stock-of-key-covid-19-drug?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1593543253 Europe and others can simply revoke the patent protection and allow Euro...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India - China clashes at the top of the world
Replies: 48
Views: 3159

Re: India - China clashes at the top of the world

maint123 wrote:
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Lets focus on ladakh ,no PM can take action without the advise of our services.


Armies never start wars, politicians do. There is enough evidence to support the theory that Modi can do anything, without advice from any experts.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1178

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

I suppose the title should read as Chinese American. No one give a damn about millions of brown people being discriminated in the name of airport security theater for 19 years because 19 Saudis did real bad things and 3000+ died. All the random secondary screenings were totally random. Happy to have...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4310

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Its survival rate reduces as heat goes up, but you need prolonged exposure over 135F for it to die, unlikely to happen anywhere on earth. Even Bikram Yoga camps are run at 105F/40RH, no use. N95 mask sterilization methods require 180F for 40 minutes. Direct exposure to UV-C will kill the virus, but ...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India - China clashes at the top of the world
Replies: 48
Views: 3159

Re: India - China clashes at the top of the world

Modi held 18 meetings with Xi in the last 6 years , to develop the indo China relationship I am sure he met to improve Chinese investments in Gujarat, not to improve Indo-China relationship. It is funny to watch BJP IT cell publicity on how people destroying Chinese goods. Lackluster investments in...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8008

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... s_of_India
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If AAI(airline) fails, BLR would keep the record of being base for most defunct AOCs in India. Kingfisher, Deccan 360,Simplify Deccan, Kingfisher Red?? and Air Pegasus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... s_of_India

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by dtw2hyd
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Personal cloud storage
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Personal cloud storage

IMHO, commercial cloud shouldn't be an option to store personal data, particularly free cloud storage, you lose rights to your own data once you store for free. This may sound complicated/weird setup but it is very simple to set up and get you out of trouble if something goes wrong after storing 5 T...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8499

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

There are several issues the way Vande Bharat (JP) mission is implemented. 4) Not allowing foreign born kids of both Indian parents. 5) Not allowing overseas Indian origins if entire family has foreign citizenship. Actually both of these are now allowed, provided at least one member (parent) has OC...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8499

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

I don't think number of repatriation flights is an issue, I would expect at some point it will be more than 100% of previously scheduled flights because of the number of evacuees and time limits. Thousands of Indians may be facing visa overstay conditions if not allowed to leave the country. There a...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8499

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

Why would US need approval to operate charters to India? I thought that is covered under OpenSkies agreement. This isn't about regular charter flights this is about Air India circumventing the rules and operating "evacuation" charter flights that are open for sale to the general public. T...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8499

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

Why would US need approval to operate charters to India? I thought that is covered under OpenSkies agreement.

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8499

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

Like all things with Indian aviation there is a political angel to this. CA Minister was assigned to do one task, to break the air evacuation record of 90s Operation Desert Storm record set by AI. Hence, his daily tweets about counts. So funneling all traffic through AI would enable to achieve the g...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8499

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

France imposed similar restriction, not allowing Air India to carry pax into France. Original assumption was embassies/consulates of these destination countries and Ministry of External Affairs(India) were collaborating this effort to repat their citizens rather than outbound flights going empty. Bu...

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