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by PhoenixVIP
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31566

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

I find it highly unlikely that Airbus had any influence on the decision if ANA or Delta would get Skymark. Airbus were the second-largest creditor at the time of Skymark's insolvency. Being a creditor means nothing if no one wants your aircraft. That's like saying AA/UA/DL would accept the A380 to ...

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by PhoenixVIP
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31566

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

If it helps you accept that this interpretation is credible, I'd suggest you take a look at the mainstream press accounts from the time. As a starting point here's an excerpt from a Reuters article published in August 2015: TOKYO (Reuters) - ANA Holdings Inc has won creditor backing to lead a turna...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31566

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

BA, AF, Lufthansa, Korean all manage to make healthy profits on their A380s, do they not? While I wouldn't say another 8, 3 or 4 more could work well once the current deliveries provide some hard data Airlines don't break out profits by route, but we can tell a lot from the general environment the ...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 31566

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

So you are claiming that those 3 A380s will be loss-making for ANA? They must have been very desperate to make such a “terrible, terrible, bad deal” (TM orangeman) to please Airbus...... I think these three will be loss making and was the price to pay to keep DL out of HND so is somewhat justified....

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by PhoenixVIP
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 8802

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

Here in China the branding of airlines is based purely on name and perhaps logo. General public doesn't cares about how pretty the outside looks when making a choice. Highly subjective thread; perhaps we can start a AF has the worst livery in the world, or JL has the worst livery in world, etc. Some...

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by PhoenixVIP
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15546

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

PRC carrier flight attendants are trained and required to clean the lavatory. This is depending on the stage of the flight. For example on a long haul flight (ie. 10 hours) after the first meal / refreshment there will be a large amount of traffic and they may clean during and/ or after this period....

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by PhoenixVIP
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4
Replies: 10
Views: 20716

Re: Air China CA1350 suspected hijack - 15/4

Photos circulating on our social media Weibo... the flight was never hijacked (no entry gained into the cockpit).

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by PhoenixVIP
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 21379

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Comments from PlaneCookies and sw733 are plain fake news and show they have no idea how the industry work here in China. Should we stereotype that Singaporean pilots are the worst after they left 222 passenger onboard when SQ368 had a burning wing that could have ignited the fuel onboard causing cat...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709642

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Just looking on Beijing to Shanghai. China Eastern and air China already operates shuttles with mostly 330s 787 and 777s. The only way to upgauge from that would be to vla. If passenger count double in 15 years between the two cities, what else can they operate? Same with Beijing to Guangzhou, it i...

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by PhoenixVIP
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 42290

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

So payload and range are minor considerations on ULH flights? Ridiculous. The most capable plane in terms of payload and range is the 778. It cannot be argued otherwise. Maybe some day the A380 plus will be built......although that is highly dubious. Until then its a 778 or a heavily payload restri...

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by PhoenixVIP
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 66899

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

The 346 was the Airbus attempt to polish a turd (i.e. the 340 was not a good design...so you make a derivative that is even worse). For LH the decision makes perfect sense. Why fly a 346 when you can fly a 359 with 30% or more lower operating costs? Why was the A340 not a good design? It was compro...

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by PhoenixVIP
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 36118

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Often engine issues do appear during flight certification. I referenced the early 747 P&W issue as an example. Yes, it is certainly possible Airbus put thousands of hours on the PW1100G during flight certification under a myriad of conditions and flight envelopes with no issues. However, I find...

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by PhoenixVIP
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 36118

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Kind of ironic considering how much crap Boeing got regarding the initial problems with the 787. This is very bad and clearly falls on Airbus. The engines have to be as thoroughly vetted as the frame itself during initial flight certification. The first 747's had major early engine issues and Boein...

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by PhoenixVIP
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 9511

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

In either case I feel pretty comfortable that my earlier statements that there probably was more to the story are turning out to be true Well then I'll say again - from where I'm sitting I've heard not a single peep about this story. I like how you quote yourself three times saying there must be po...

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by PhoenixVIP
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 5380

Re: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform

Goes against the red and gold motif in their aircraft but one of the more exciting uniforms across the Chinese airlines :)

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by PhoenixVIP
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 198
Views: 39324

Re: Qatar to cancel 4 A350s due to supplier issues

This is quite the blow to Airbus on top of all the deferrals the A350 has already suffered. Obviously Qatar has been unhappy with Airbus for some time considering the A320 neo engine problems and Qatar's response to that issue. I would say Airbus needs to do some major damage control with a very im...

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by PhoenixVIP
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 12828

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

In short, Enders sees ann opportunity for some A380s in China too, but was not able to announce a deal with today's order. I wonder if there is a real possibility or if this is just marketing and stockmarket talk. China could probably absorb the capacity, tbh just 100 A320 is on the low side. 40 A3...

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by PhoenixVIP
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 27628

Re: German group considering A380 part out

From the Article, their CEO says talks are continuing with 6 potential operators for the aircraft Sounds like their CEO is getting some coaching from John Leahy. The renewal has been looming for months if not years, the aircraft is due to be returned in a short number of weeks, and "talks are ...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 74844

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Pretty much useless trying to explain anything to you. Get used to the fact that the A350 likely won't be seen at UA at all. So you were the person who previously stated that UA had cancelled the A350 and ordered more 77Ws ? This thread contradicts your previous claim as UA have said they will not ...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6721

Re: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery

CA have 3. B-6091, B-6093 and B-2032.

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by PhoenixVIP
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 5502

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I think you and others are making a strawman ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man ) argument: saying something Boeing didn't say then using that false statement to poke holes into an argument that wasn't being made in the first place. hehe this is getting amusing. Honestly at this point of thi...

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by PhoenixVIP
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 74844

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

None of that is really true. Airbus has updated the interior to make it look pretty nice, and the A330neo will have essentially the same cabin design as the A350. Oh, yes, it is objectively true. The A330 is stuck in the era of shelf bins, lower interior pressure, and small windows. Even the NEO is...

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by PhoenixVIP
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380
Replies: 36
Views: 7058

Re: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380

He presents the ANA-case as a reference project, where an airline operates just three airframes... If only he had some airline by the short and curlies, just like Airbus had ANA (buy the A380s or the HND slots go to DL)... Got any source/proof for that? No he/she doesn't so it's lies anyway. If the...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 9988

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

What a totally pathetic reply and I'm not quite sure you know anything about marketing and brand image. Pathetic? I think should come to China and do some research. You're not even from our country and want to call me pathetic. When someone loses their argument they resort to that. I know plenty ab...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 9988

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

Come on now. If liveries were as unimportant as you make it seem, everyone would be flying unpainted aircraft. Why maintain a livery with paint, titles, and logos when it means absolutely nothing? The livery is main aspect of the brand of an airline. It's the first thing people see before they walk...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 9988

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

Come on now. If liveries were as unimportant as you make it seem, everyone would be flying unpainted aircraft. Why maintain a livery with paint, titles, and logos when it means absolutely nothing? The livery is main aspect of the brand of an airline. It's the first thing people see before they walk...

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by PhoenixVIP
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 9988

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

because liveries have no notable impact on customer preference and are thus essentially irrelevant in the eyes of everyone but enthusiasts. Come on now. If liveries were as unimportant as you make it seem, everyone would be flying unpainted aircraft. Why maintain a livery with paint, titles, and lo...

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by PhoenixVIP
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 9988

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

China Eastern did change their livery, then lots of people say they hate the Eurowhite. Air China's livery is pretty much inherited from CAAC, so there isn't much they can do about it. Air China's livery is pretty much inherited from CAAC, so there isn't much they can do about it. WHY? I thought it...

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by PhoenixVIP
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 9988

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

There's nothing wrong with the current liveries. The logo is the greater marketing tool used here along with the abbrieviated name of each airline. And you will always have general public, family taking photos of their aircraft (CA, MU, CZ etc) if boarding via stairs. MU went with the cheap and simp...

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by PhoenixVIP
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 190
Views: 37257

Re: MAS changes A380 plans, again

I don't see how people can project a positive outcome. There's been charter airlines for a very long time, ones for religious charters as well as non-religious charters. None of them are very profitable, certainly not profitable enough to dig MAS out of the hole it is in. If it did become profitabl...

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by PhoenixVIP
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: The A380 can fit in Aer Lingus and Iberia
Replies: 80
Views: 15488

Re: IAG CEO: The A380 can fit in Aer Lingus and Iberia

EI could probably successfully use the A380 for a few months during their peak Summer schedule and, if IB had a complementary winter peak, then shared usage between the two airlines might be a successful option. I feel however that the development of EI's Dublin transatlantic hub would be better se...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: The A380 can fit in Aer Lingus and Iberia
Replies: 80
Views: 15488

Re: IAG CEO: The A380 can fit in Air Lingus and Iberia

So to make it clear, trying to buy something you do not have the money for, is an argument for the A380 is killing the airlines that are operating them? Skymark was dead before they had one A380 in the house. Again trying to waffle around having to bring a real argument or one fact. You asked for a...

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by PhoenixVIP
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to Decide Between A350-2000 and 777-10 By Year End, CNN
Replies: 125
Views: 35140

Re: SQ to Decide Between A350-2000 and 777-10 By Year End, CNN

Does SQ intend on replacing their oldest A380's with this aircraft? The five oldest SQ A380s will be replaced by A380s. They've been on order for a long time, the only question was if the five would be for replacement or for growth, and SQ has recently stated they will be for replacement and not fo...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are PVG Delays Getting Worse?
Replies: 18
Views: 4073

Re: Are PVG Delays Getting Worse?

As someone who just flew internationally twice from PVG in the last 30 days (and PEK) none of my flights were delayed. The military priority in China is one thing but this is being balanced well now. Airlines are often to blame for their own delays with sometimes ridiculous turnover times and not en...

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by PhoenixVIP
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 still has role within Singapore Airlines: chief
Replies: 31
Views: 7375

Re: A380 still has role within Singapore Airlines: chief

This IS the A380 hater. Notice the longest post defending A380 haters in this thread? :lol: Of course the A380 still has a role at SQ. The carrier has 5 new build A380s incoming and they spend a lot of money on a new cabin product. Don't forget the 5 was to replace and expand ops for SQ so there is...

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by PhoenixVIP
Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 49782

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

That's confusing. Only because you're missing/ignoring the 5 most blatantly obvious words in the universe, when dealing with those factors: ...if ...you ...can ...fill ...it! Having lower per-seat costs doesn't do you any good whatsoever, if you're leaving with empty seats. And if you're having to ...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 49782

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

I fail to see how EK is wrong on this one. Public absolutely loves it - I talk daily to Americans that choose LH over any other US major solely for the A380 and absolutely loving it. Too bad US majors are missing on the plane. - Lufthansa would have ordered 16 more A380s if they weren't literally p...

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by PhoenixVIP
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand
Replies: 290
Views: 50411

Re: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand

Whatever the reasons this is a terrible indicator for the viability of the program. AB must be getting close to pulling the plug on one of the worst product development decisions of all time. Yes. The termination of a 12 year lease on the first A380 built that has poor economics is the indicator th...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand
Replies: 290
Views: 50411

Re: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand

Hello to your usual A380 bash argument Let's skip over the personal attacks and keep the discussion focused on its content. So in fact it's a net increase of 4 frames so there goes your argument. I'm not sure how you say starting with 21 frames and ending up with 21 frames is an increase of four fr...

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by PhoenixVIP
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand
Replies: 290
Views: 50411

Re: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand

People on here make a big deal about SQ not renewing the lease on its first A380. The same reason why we like to get rid of our mobile phones after 3 years. Why keep it when you can get something newer and at the same leasing costs? And in this case the worst A380 produced so if you're getting 5 ne...

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by PhoenixVIP
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand
Replies: 290
Views: 50411

Re: SQ A380 Decision Based On Demand

The point with Malaysian or SIA is, that they are not filling their A380s because EK is filling theirs. The former Malaysian CEO was quite direct about it in a recent interview. The airframe performance matches expectation, the additional connecting traffic does not. And for the rest, your point of...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide
Replies: 68
Views: 11127

Re: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide

If people truly believe in freedom and liberties then we should be able to say and do whatever we want without the fear of being labelled racist for comments that are not even considered racist. ..... Already has been covered many times by tree hugging green groups. That is part of our culture and ...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide
Replies: 68
Views: 11127

Re: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide

Just sitting in a MU 737 and just read in a Chinese newspaper that CA will remove the magazines and apologized Which is a shame really as I read my papers this morning. It is just to smooth over the situation to look good to a hysterical Western media (in particular the British) when really it is u...

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by PhoenixVIP
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide
Replies: 68
Views: 11127

Re: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide

@ PhoenixVIP: I know what you mean (straight-Talking) and maybe people not working/living in China misinterpret it. I lost weight and when I met a partner in China after one year he started with the words "Oh, Mr. N14AZ, you look so slim, last time you were soooooo fat " He simply explain...

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by PhoenixVIP
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide
Replies: 68
Views: 11127

Re: Air China condemned over racism in London travel guide

In general the messages on social media here have been positive. In China we appreciate straight-talking. Not the rubbish political correctness gone right or wrong in other countries. In no way is it racist and nor does it say directly that they are responsible for crime but its explanation is to av...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month
Replies: 136
Views: 19580

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month

If Boeing really knew what that the strategy in VLA was flawed they could have ceded the 748 territory immediately. Total straw man argument. Boeing never said there was no VLA market, they said there wasn't a big enough market to justify an all-new VLA. If you read the history you will find that B...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month
Replies: 136
Views: 19580

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production rate to 1 per month

The A380 was never a poor idea in the 2000s indeed that and the 787 were seen as the two answer to what was perceived to be a problem in growth of the market at that time. If Boeing really knew what that the strategy in VLA was flawed they could have ceded the 748 territory immediately. It is ridicu...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar
Replies: 283
Views: 111540

Re: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar

The joke is all new planes look the exact same and airliners are boring as fook now. Thank you, Captain Obvious. And I agree that airliners are very boring these days compared to 20-30 years ago. However they don't look completely the same though. I think the A350 has too much going on. It's like a...

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by PhoenixVIP
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different cultures' impact on behavior on-board
Replies: 29
Views: 4564

Re: Different cultures' impact on behavior on-board

It's usually the Mainlanders with those poor mannerisms. Don't lump other ethnically Chinese with those. Easily there are equal proportion of other ethnic Chinese (and that includes Hong Kong or Macau or Taiwan or autonomous region) who are just are poor in manners, some perhaps worse than others. ...

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