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by seat64k
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 11173

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

CX Flyboy wrote:
“Strike”?? Maybe something lost in translation?


Likely. The article I linked mentions people who took part in the protest, but refers to the list as a "strike list" (罷工名單) - any Taiwnese readers can clear this up?

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 88
Views: 3524

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

They could ( pay back ). as long as the housing bubble grew by way of price inflation in a demand driven market. What they did not survive was the final blow out. which would have been rather harmless if not: I'm pretty sure enough people were defaulting on their mortgages and getting foreclosed on...

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 11173

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

I have always found Mr Hogg to one of strong integrity and ethics, something which is hard to hard in leadership of large organizations these days. I've heard similar thing from other Cathay staff. I heard that before Hogg resign, he was asked by CAAC to submit a list of staff participated in the s...

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

[quote="MSMinHKG"]The estimated 1.7m was only the ones who could make it to Victoria Park and be counted. Because there was not an official march route, it was a bit chaotic and many people turned back because they physically could not get there amid all the bodies and umbrellas. My partne...

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by seat64k
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 398
Views: 69116

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

If its anything like the A350-800 the development is on hold until all customers can be persuaded to switch orders and then its cancelled. All this talk of the improvements in the current -900, -1000 and the ULR variations makes me wonder what the A350-800 would be like if it was built now with all...

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by seat64k
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

zakuivcustom wrote:
seat64k wrote:
pyatkopeyek perhaps Either ways, stop feeding the troll.

I still haven't figure out what this word mean. No, Yandex didn't help, either. :duck: :duck:

Same thing, I totally translated it directly, so it might not be colloquially correct.

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by seat64k
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Just FYI, anrec80 is a known pro-Russia troll on this forum. So there's no surprise that he's pro-authoritarian gov't, like the CCP regime. He's no wumao. pyatkopeyek perhaps :) Either ways, stop feeding the troll. And to all the Americans/Europeans going on about how the government should deal wit...

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by seat64k
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Well, this is a tricky situation. First mistake HKG government did - was to give in to their demands. They did not give in to any demands. Carrie Lam bumbled something about the bill being "dead" but she hasn't withdrawn it. This can only make it worse. The proper course of action IMHO: P...

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 171
Views: 28043

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

AA100 wrote:
Hope it is this, not that they plan to fire tear gas into the terminal to disperse.


That would be a disaster - there's nowhere to disperse to.

PixelPilot wrote:
Open Kai Tak! :D ;)


Would be quite a bumpy landing these days!

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3022342/hong-kongs-anti-government-protesters-versus-police I found this to be fairly neutral article over the current situation. But ultimately, just like elsewhere in the world, the increasing echo chamber along with increasing push towards two...

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just blocked George Takei on Twitter...
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: I just blocked George Takei on Twitter...

Are they just showing you the 3rd party's tweets on their own? Or are they showing up because someone you followed either retweeted, replied to or liked the 3rd party's tweet? Either ways, I hate the effect, for reasons similar to you. Definitely the later. The fact that they have to explain why yo...

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by seat64k
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just blocked George Takei on Twitter...
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: I just blocked George Takei on Twitter...

I hate Twitter's fairly recent switch to the "(person you follow) also follows (person you don't follow) so we're going to show you that person's tweets too" policy. Are they just showing you the 3rd party's tweets on their own? Or are they showing up because someone you followed either r...

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by seat64k
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Keep in mind that Carrie Lam stepping down is not even one of the demands - protesters know better. Hence they change it to "Having full democratic election" as a demand. IMHO adding universal suffrage to the list dooms the entire project. If they kept it to the bill and stuff relating to...

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by seat64k
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 215
Views: 23779

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

mr02 wrote:
But SAA are leasing them from MK,no?


There were talks of two more from Hainan - not sure if that's been finalised/confirmed yet.

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by seat64k
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice on a smart watch
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Advice on a smart watch

Are you necessarily looking for a smart watch or a fitness watch? What do you need it to do *other* than the basic fitness metrics? I myself have been lusting over an Apple Watch so I can use runkeeper without carrying the phone, but I'm struggling to see the value outside of the fitness stuff. ...s...

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by seat64k
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

zakuivcustom wrote:
What is the totally inept HK Police going to do? Shoot off Tear Gas inside the terminal?


Wouldn't put it past them.

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by seat64k
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Next Summer....
Replies: 25
Views: 1544

Re: What if Next Summer....

Now this raises an interesting question. If Biden wins with Obama as vice president, what would happen if Biden kicks the bucket 2 months into his term? Can Obama legally become president?

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by seat64k
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korea president Moon suggest winning the trade war with Japan by creating "peace economy" with North Korea
Replies: 14
Views: 1351

Re: South Korea president Moon suggest winning the trade war with Japan by creating "peace economy" with North Korea

I think it's baffling that the South still hasn't gotten over the war and Japanese occupation. It's not baffling. Korea (and China) has spent decades brewing a toxic multi-generational cocktail of nationalism and resentment. That's what you get for not punishing possibly the worst aggressor of WWII...

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by seat64k
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Looks like North Point area is not THAT safe either. Yeah, that comment didn't age well :( Of course, North Point area is known for its large Hokkien (Fujian) population that are heavily pro-gov't and pro-China. Doesn't help that China has gone from being widely suspected of putting the white shirt...

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by seat64k
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14544

Re: Antifa Violence

I am just saying that, with all the research into concussions and traumatic brain injuries, it just seems odd that he would be released so quickly if he had "brain bleed" so badly or at all. Something that's "odd" to you might well be perfectly ordinary. I have no doubt somethin...

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14544

Re: Antifa Violence

VTK and Magog are talking about "brain bleed" about this right wing blogger but I still doubt it. He lied about the milkshake and I think he is lying about his brain bleed. Is a "real" journalist seeing his discharge form enough for you? https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jose...

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

6. Last note - the chances of one getting injured by the "violent protesters" remain extremely low (Unless you're a popo, then good luck), but with the police trying to disperse crowd at times with zero tactics, one can be caught in a "crossfire" and get injured by the police. U...

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by seat64k
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control

Given the quality of some of the posts above, I'm not interested in 'debating' this issue but I do want to answer the three factual question abov. Thank you, that was informative. This will be my only post in the thread: 1) At my department and I suppose most in North America, we have pretty extens...

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by seat64k
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2176

Re: My distrust of Samsung

The basis for his bias may be the 'fact' that Samsung was first seen in this country selling cheap drugstore electronic products, sharing shelf space with Gold Star (now LG), another Korean product one step above junk quality. How long do you take to change your view on something? 30 years? 40 year...

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by seat64k
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2176

Re: My distrust of Samsung

If its with water, buy Miele :) Now this I can agree with! Need a container ship? Ask Samsung. I'm pretty sure I bought Samsung toothpaste when I was there. The number of things they manufacture is simply staggering. What's everyone else's take on/experiences with Samsung products? We've had numero...

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by seat64k
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change

Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in a day, hard to believe even with 100+m people its looks like "they report about planting" in one day The artilcle says "more than 350 million trees" but the official they're quoting said "tree seedlings". Nevertheless...

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by seat64k
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control

Here is a better write-up on this. This was from 2016. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2019/07/30/gonna-kill-dallas-police-body-cam-footage-reveals-final-minutes-tony-timpas-life I thought this article made for some confusing reading, with lots of holes. Like, how did the situation g...

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by seat64k
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

These numbers are a little off. In the US you would do a 30 year loan in most cases. Sensible numbers would tell you that at 50K of income you would not be looking much above 150K for a house. Of course, that's why I said I think $2010 is way more than someone earning $50k can afford. BUT, the info...

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by seat64k
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

People were buying houses they could not afford if they would have gave them 50% forgiveness on the loans value. It was a game, buy a house you could not afford pay only your house payment and run up your credit cards for a year for your living expenses then refinance with a newer sub prime loan. T...

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by seat64k
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

I just heard about what was done by FDR in the early 30's : he had the government buy back loans from banks, and changing the terms so that people could continue to pay them back . This saved the home of a million families. I don't know anything about the 1930s situation, but maybe the difference i...

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by seat64k
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted
Replies: 36
Views: 1902

Re: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted

For what it's worth, Wikipedia's definition of a serial killer is a person who kills three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them. That would rule out cri...

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by seat64k
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of stuey's iPhone
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: The death of stuey's iPhone

Gasp - is that really ok, bringing the delicate electrical contacts in there in contact with alcohol? By "surgical" do you mean isopropyl alcohol? What solution? In the U.S. you can buy 70% or 91% at drugstores and supermarkets; at more specialized pharmamacies you can sometimes find 99% ...

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by seat64k
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of stuey's iPhone
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: The death of stuey's iPhone

As for A), there are two possibilities: 1) I've noticed that over time pocket fluff gets into the lightning port, and then gets compressed by the lightning connector every time you plug it in. This builds up a thin film of insulation over time. I used a soft plastic spudger [1] to scoop out the wors...

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by seat64k
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

As someone who grew up with a father who loved Hong Kong martial arts movies, I must say I'm deeply disappointed with the quality of hand-to-hand observed so far /jk In seriousness though, I'm suspicious of the claim that the white shirts are (all, by implication) triads. Maybe some of them are - I'...

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by seat64k
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25792

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Yes, there are plenty of A332's flying trans-Pacific, but probably not from 5,700ft AMSL. Gotcha, it's all coastal to coastal. But they're not used on HKG at all. As far as I'm aware, HKG is only serviced by A343. They're used occasionally. In the last week, A346 has operated 2 of 7 rotations. Howe...

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by seat64k
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25792

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Any idea why JNB-HKG is A343? Doesn't A333 have enough range for it? Or do they simply not have enough frames? Sorry, I meant A332, but same idea. Don't these fly trans-pacific too? The A343 takes a payload hit on JNB-HKG. In the summer months it's sometimes so significant that they tech-stop in DU...

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by seat64k
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25792

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Any idea why JNB-HKG is A343? Doesn't A333 have enough range for it? Or do they simply not have enough frames?

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by seat64k
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 140
Views: 8554

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Cool your jets, will ya? Political riots is NOW happening o. Hk Island. Deadly force is being deployed. Triad party riots is NOW happening in North Western Suburbs of Yuen Long. Civilians are being injured/beaten at train stations. Stay away from the sharp end of the protest - that's more than enoug...

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by seat64k
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25792

Re: SAA Leasing A350

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Over in the A350 Production thread, there's talk of SAA taking another two A350s - this time two frames originally destined to Air Mauritius:

viewtopic.php?t=1411835&view=unread#p21525601

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by seat64k
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6973

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O It's in this article: https://...

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by seat64k
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6973

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

The SECURITY at airports in Africa is questionable. Note that the EU3 and DL fly out of LOS for Europe & North America. Time for another security sweep for procedures!? Oh please. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Missing-Man-Breaches-Security-JFK-Airport-Perimeter-Fence-489299321.html http...

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by seat64k
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6973

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

MalevTU134 wrote:
The version from BBC Pidgin...


TIL BBC has a pidgin version - I am delighted!

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by seat64k
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died

One thing I have learned in my field, is that their are so few actually doing the work, that a lot of the management/PM folks keep on passing the buck around until they can find the engineers. I wonder if in this case, there was a lot more of the management levels signing off without the engineers ...

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by seat64k
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone else having trouble signing in on Hotmail?
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Anyone else having trouble signing in on Hotmail?

I can't imagine how you haven't been getting that link for the last several years. Nevertheless, hotmail is hosted on live.com and should continue to work normally.

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by seat64k
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 27
Views: 2660

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

Which airlines are the most well known brands in their respective countries? I know for Qatar and Turkish, and for Singapore that's the case. What about other nations? Did you mean to ask which airlines are the most well known brands outside their respective countries? It's not at all obvious to me...

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by seat64k
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: Running

Nice post. I prefer High Intensity Intervals. So enjoy sprinting. Made the switch from heel to toe landing some years ago. Sprinting sounds dangerous, but because it typically involves only upwards of a mile of running and a mile of walking it does not seem hard on knees at all. I do a combination ...

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by seat64k
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Running
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: Running

...sucks and I don't see how people do it for pleasure. I was a swimmer growing up and did a stint of track in middle school and decided to stick with swimming which I actually did well in. It sucks when you're unfit. But once your cardio fitness is sufficient, it's quite enjoyable. I do find I get...

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by seat64k
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 63
Views: 4019

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

So much for all the leftist hyperbole about Trump crashing the economy if elected. Thank you President Trump for my 19% YTD rate of return. Dream on. If the DJIA is your metric, your economy is doing terribly. Previous high was 26828.39, on Oct. 3, 2018. So 27000 points represent a <1% gain for 9 m...

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by seat64k
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25792

Re: SAA Leasing A350

sabby wrote:
Why'd anyone go via US when they can save hours going via EU and without needing a transit visa ?


Cost. It's often cheaper to fly AA than via the Middle East or Europe.

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by seat64k
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25792

Re: SAA Leasing A350

B747-437B wrote:
x1234 wrote:
GRU-JNB-HKG doesn't even offer a reasonable connection anymore. GRU-JNB arrives at 0725 and JNB-HKG departs at 1735. 10+ hours does not a connection make.


Might still be shorter than flying via the US though.

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