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by edmountain
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165974

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

... Wtf does Azithromycin, an antibiotic, have to do with anything? ... Jouhou, I know you like to present yourself as the resident microbiologist but in this particular case your lack of experience is revealing itself. Azithromycin is indeed an antibiotic but it has long been known to have potent ...

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by edmountain
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

... 2. The aircraft flew outside of it's scheduled time. As far as I know, no civilian aircraft were supposed to be airborne during this period of time. This lends creedence to the missile theory. ... .. at a time when Iranian anti-aircraft crews were on high alert and likely very nervous for an in...

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by edmountain
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297579

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

CBC News Network is pre-empting lots for programming for coverage of flight 752. 138 of the passengers were headed to Canada, 63 were Canadian citizens, a large number were university students and many others were high profile members of their respective local communities. Most Iranian-Canadians co...

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by edmountain
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 31077

AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Article in French, but the gist of it is that in keeping with recent Government of Canada changes that allow people to identify as gender "X" on their passports, Air Canada announcements will soon change to using a gender-neutral term. No more "Good evening ladies and gentlemen",...

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by edmountain
Thu May 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5090

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entrep ... it-non.php
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La Presse is reporting this morning that the largest Air Transat shareholder--representing about 20% of the shares--is opposed to this deal. Article in French.

https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entrep ... it-non.php

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by edmountain
Tue May 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5090

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Transat starts Faro in Jan 2020 weekly from Toronto. As it stands, Transat's n/s flight to Faro can be fed by either Air Canada or WestJet from the rest of Canada, thereby resulting in competitive fares for those wishing to fly from any number of cities in Canada. Without doubt, that routing will b...

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by edmountain
Mon May 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 21464

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

This is shocking and not good news. I can't imagine how the folks at Westjet are feeling right now. That is an airline with a high level of loyalty from crew IMHO. And I see diversity of service leaving the Canadian skies as a result of this. Why on earth was this approved? I think this is not grea...

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by edmountain
Sat May 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 8053

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Do all joint ventures create something from nothing the way this one is being forecast to?

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by edmountain
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?
Replies: 17
Views: 3155

Re: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?

Connecting through Oceania I think would be longer than connecting through YVR. Both places have long lengths but YVR goes in the middle of the straight route of south american to asia on the globe unlike Oceania. That's why I feel YVR is more positioned as a better hub to connect South America pax...

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by edmountain
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24661

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

https://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/weve-just-grown-too-big-too-fast-ceo-ed-sims-taps-the-brakes-at-westjet "Sims said he firmly believes the Calgary market is under-served internationally." The success of their strategy hinges upon the accuracy of this belief. Based on AC a...

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by edmountain
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78580

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Can somebody explain how Qantas is supposed to launch all these new routes while at the same time replacing 9 747s with only 6 787s? QF have ordered 14 in total, so an easy replacement. QF15/16 has already swapped to the 789, while QF have added an extra 3-4x weekly BNE-LAX-BNE as QF55/56 depending...

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by edmountain
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78580

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Can somebody explain how Qantas is supposed to launch all these new routes while at the same time replacing 9 747s with only 6 787s?

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by edmountain
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK celebrating 100M pax milestone today on Dec 28th
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: PEK celebrating 100M pax milestone today on Dec 28th

Exponential growth: meet finite planet.

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by edmountain
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74733

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

United lays a big fat Schadenfreude on all the people who got duped by the PR guy's wording.

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by edmountain
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 94
Views: 25357

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

The following hypothetical system designs would also be subject to similar procedural failures. As a result they can be remedied without any major changes to the equipment. A vehicle's cruise control no longer receives valid speed information. The system responds by opening the throttle wide open b...

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by edmountain
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 94
Views: 25357

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

The following hypothetical system designs would also be subject to similar procedural failures. As a result they can be remedied without any major changes to the equipment. A vehicle's cruise control no longer receives valid speed information. The system responds by opening the throttle wide open b...

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by edmountain
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order
Replies: 94
Views: 25357

Re: FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

... This accident should have been prevented and without any major changes to pilot flying techniques or aircraft. This is a procedural failure at its root. Equipment breaks all the time. A faulty pitot or aoa should jot be the root cause ever to an aircraft crashing. The following hypothetical sys...

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by edmountain
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616355

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I'm curious why the system would be allowed to cause "uncommanded horizontal stabilizer trim movement" when the data are known (or suspected) by the system to be erroneous. Would it not be safer to have the system reject the data, not cause uncommanded trim movements, and raise an alert t...

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by edmountain
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616355

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/83EC7F95F3E5BFBD8625833E0070A070?OpenDocument BTW, I find it "interesting" that the AD only covers 737-8 and -9. Not the -800 series. Would that suggest inherent differences between these families in terms of flight cont...

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by edmountain
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 8492

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Don't think I've ever agreed with aviationaware on anything but he's not wrong here. The Government's own review of the Canadian Transportation Act echoes his views: "Since 2006, Canada’s balanced approach to determining the national interest seems to have emphasized Air Canada’s well-being as...

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by edmountain
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 44096

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

https://fr24.com/QFA185/1cde8337
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QF185 BNE-ZQN diverted to CHC after executing what looks like a missed approach. Anyone know what's going on?

https://fr24.com/QFA185/1cde8337

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by edmountain
Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17817

Re: WestJet and the 787

WestJet plunges the most in two years as costs of Swoop and overseas expansion mount Quote: WestJet Airlines Ltd. dropped the most in more than two years after it said increased spending to create a new low-cost unit and expand overseas will vastly exceed revenue growth. Costs for each seat flown a...

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by edmountain
Sun May 06, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 225
Views: 37217

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

Dominion301 wrote:
Skywatcher wrote:
Why does YYC have so many more passengers than YEG? They have similar populations and income levels.


YYC has two hubs whereas YEG has two focus cities.

That just leads to the question why does YYC have two hubs whereas YEG has zero?

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by edmountain
Fri May 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 6896

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

Speaking of Canada, is it a bit strange that Montreal have Trans Pacific flight but Edmonton have none? Not particularly. Montreal serves as the primary airport for the entire province of Quebec (and some points east and west of it) and has a potential catchment area of 8-9 million people. Calgary ...

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by edmountain
Fri May 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 6896

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

It is rather strange that ORD has 5x daily flights to Tokyo but YYZ only has a single daily flight. Both cities are around the same size and distance and both are the dominant players in their region. The cities are similar sizes. The metro areas are not-Chicago’s is almost twice as big. Then add i...

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by edmountain
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5284

Re: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

On my last Westjet flight, everything was a song and dance or a joke The safety demonstration was a song, the boarding announcements were jokes, everything was fun and games But in the back of my mind, I wondered how these “jokers” would act in an emergency So, when I read it took them 10 minutes t...

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by edmountain
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5284

Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

From the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-westjet-heart-attack-aed-1.4573035 The flight crew were told to get an AED (automated external defibrillator) and the crew was seen searching overhead bins. It was around 10 minutes before the AED was located. Absolutely no idea whether the...

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by edmountain
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11916

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

ATC recording for this incident is on YouTube. https://youtu.be/6VuuaJwS0vU Collision occurs at about 2:19 of the recording. At 2:36 WestJet states "Their APU's on fire. We're on fire." At 2:48 WestJet calls mayday and states they're evacuating. I'm speculating here but this would seem to ...

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by edmountain
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 16218

Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

https://globalnews.ca/news/3953290/porter-airlines-video-boston-toronto/ Frustrated by disorganization, some passengers pulled out their phones and began video recording Porter staff delivering information. It was then they were confronted with an unusual demand. “At that point, the personnel came f...

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by edmountain
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11916

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

Give me a break. In your simulator, scripted exercises. I would presume these FAs didn’t have a clue as to what’s going on. How many times do you do your drills with 168 people jumping around? You judge in a vacuum, (without even knowing any facts either) and in this industry it’s dynamic as hell. ...

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by edmountain
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11916

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

What is everyone's considered opinion regarding the WestJet cabin crew's handling of the evacuation? Based on the (limited) information available from those short videos as well as the quotes in the articles it seems like a fair amount of chaos with an ineffectual effort from the cabin crew to take...

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by edmountain
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11916

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

What is everyone's considered opinion regarding the WestJet cabin crew's handling of the evacuation? Based on the (limited) information available from those short videos as well as the quotes in the articles it seems like a fair amount of chaos with an ineffectual effort from the cabin crew to take...

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by edmountain
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11916

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

What is everyone's considered opinion regarding the WestJet cabin crew's handling of the evacuation? Based on the (limited) information available from those short videos as well as the quotes in the articles it seems like a fair amount of chaos with an ineffectual effort from the cabin crew to take ...

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by edmountain
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will YYC ever see pax 747 service?
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Will YYC ever see pax 747 service?

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Passenger 747s have already been a regular sight in Calgary, you just need to go back far enough.

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/model/Boeing%20747-217B
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by edmountain
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 6592

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

I vote no as well. Can't there be at least one remote corner of Earth not ruined by people?

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by edmountain
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal
Replies: 26
Views: 9038

Re: British Airways flight to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes in ‘embarrassing’ ordeal

British Airways (BA) has apologised to passengers who were caught up in the ordeal which began on Tuesday last week. The flight time from London to Athens is less than four hours, but this journey lasted eight times longer. A faulty cockpit warning light caused the first flight, due to depart at 1....

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by edmountain
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 14017

Re: New enhanced security for US bound passengers take effect.

From the article:

All electronic devices larger than a smartphone will have to be removed from protective casing and fully charged for potential inspection.


Yet no such similar requirements for domestic flights within the US. So this enhances security how?

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by edmountain
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 9158

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

As for the customer preference of JFK vs. EWR, I think we can all agree that New Jersey simply doesn't have the cachet that New York does. Even if New Jersey's rather unsavory reputation isn't holding EWR back, JFK still tends to offer much nicer amenities/experience than EWR does... Yet another pe...

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by edmountain
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 8885

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

JAX is VERY lucky they have a dedicated NFL owner that has kept the Jag's in town. It is the smallest NFL market. As far as air service MIA, MCO, FLL & TPA are all significantly larger for obvious reasons. Green Bay is the smallest NFL market, but an obvious anomaly with a history. You must cou...

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by edmountain
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 7121

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I don't know what it is about Manila that inspires the most absurd rumours and speculation. A couple of years ago there was a crazy rumor about MNL-YEG. "It's a certainty!" they said. Well guess what happened? Nothing. Better to temper your aspirations, hope that YWG-LGW can at least susta...

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by edmountain
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 64
Views: 10839

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

HSBC is on the verge of collapse if they don't cut costs and change strategies. So you might not see those much longer. Hyperbole much? HSBC is nowhere near collapse, it's profitable to the tune of US$7.1 billion (yes, billion with a B) in 2016. Now that's a big drop in profit from 2015 and there a...

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by edmountain
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 21515

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

XAM2175 wrote:
Why do we still need to split threads into parts?

I agree, seems like a waste.

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by edmountain
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lost 737s of Bali
Replies: 11
Views: 6009

Lost 737s of Bali

I discovered this YouTube video of two abandoned 737s in Bali. https://youtu.be/XC9tFPBNUr8 I guess these dudes weren't the first to discover them. There's some information about them here and here: http://www.abandonedabandoned.com/2-aba ... s-in-bali/ https://indonesia.tripcanvas.co/bali/ab ... la...

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by edmountain
Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Brand Revamp?
Replies: 27
Views: 8418

Re: EK Brand Revamp?

stlgph wrote:
read it again...

Thank you for making this the uncivil aviation forum.

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by edmountain
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nanshan Group To Buy VA Stake From ANZ
Replies: 25
Views: 2890

Nanshan Group To Buy VA Stake From ANZ

<a href="http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/aviation/chinas-nanshan-group-to-buy-virgin-australia-stake-from-air-new-zealand-20160609-gpfw5q.html" target="_blank">http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/busi...r-new-zealand-20160609-gpfw5q.html</a> Quote: "Chinese conglomerate Nanshan Group is poised ...

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by edmountain
Wed May 18, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension
Replies: 49
Views: 10295

RE: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SpaceshipDC10" class="quote" target="_blank">SpaceshipDC10</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>How much of that figure is dir...

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by edmountain
Mon May 16, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension
Replies: 49
Views: 10295

RE: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension

YUL is just fine with more than 9.6 million total international passengers (overseas plus transborder) in 2015. By way of comparison that's more than <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> (7.8 million) and <acronym title="Washington -...

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by edmountain
Thu May 12, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension
Replies: 49
Views: 10295

RE: YUL Inaugurating New International Extension

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MarcoPoloWorld" class="quote" target="_blank">MarcoPoloWorld</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>It just amazes me how low trav...

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by edmountain
Thu May 05, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?
Replies: 64
Views: 15346

RE: YMM Fire: Flights Cancelled, Airport Threatened?

View from webcams at the airport now completed obscured by smoke. <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=194767&filename=1462408384nVNy9E.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/194767/middle/1...

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