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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?
Replies: 395
Views: 54259

Re: Any leaks, ideas, or otherwise: What is Airbus' next clean-sheet aircraft?

Current engine technologies seem
to be pretty maxed out to me, at least judging by how complexity is basically making reliable operations largely a thing of the past.

So I don’t think we will se a new clean sheet from either of the two anytime soon.

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28736

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

The people testifying are highly respected career diplomats and war veterans. / Highly respected career diplomats, that's an oxymoron at this stage. A state department official who says "What the President did was against US policy" deserves to be fired, either because he thinks he sets t...

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28736

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Republicans are clearly winning on the facts, anyone who follows the hearings can't come to a different conclusion. Unfortunately many people don't follow the hearings and only read media accounts of them, which are (unsurprisingly) so far off the truth many times that you can only come to the concl...

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257688

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

moa999 wrote:

If course in 5-10 years, Elon Musk may totally change the dynamics of long-haul travel with his reusable Starship.


That's a pipedream.

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by aviationaware
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL increases stake in Jetstar Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: JAL increases stake in Jetstar Japan

downdata wrote:
Which is strange that they also launched Zip air at the same time. Or maybe its just having eggs in different baskets.


Isn't Zip for long haul only? Jetstar Japan doesn't do long haul.

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by aviationaware
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Hub growth besides BOS SEA
Replies: 94
Views: 14059

Re: Delta Hub growth besides BOS SEA

The most important output the income statement is all that matters. Let's see their balance sheet in about 5 years when they have neglected the hubs that make them money in favor of trying to send AS and B6 a message. Plus they reduce capacity at their other hubs to balance out capacity growth at p...

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dtw2hyd wrote:
Sam Chui was on the LHR-SYD flight. Posted very detailed report.

QF served only Coconut water and kombucha. No caffeinated soft drinks or alcohol were served. Interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJP93u7n5Ok


Any airline that doesn't offer diet coke is off my menu.

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by aviationaware
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14184

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

OccupiedLav wrote:
Is the logo being backwards really worth the cost to have it corrected?


It’s not to spec, so Airbus has no choice but to correct it at their expense. Easy. The question about it not being worth it is ridiculous.

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by aviationaware
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67818

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I'm just telling you, this one is different. We'll see how it turns out. It's enough if a few of the loudest customers know how to tell and push it in social media to tarnish an airline's reputation with it seriously.

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by aviationaware
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67818

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Perhaps a combo of both? Frankly, ordering the Max at this point is close to breach of fiduciary duty when talking about a public company. That plane is history and its public perception will never recover from Boeing's gross incompetence in handling this stuff. The Qantas management so far appears...

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8482

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

Scotron12 wrote:
Strange they have F in their 787-9 and 787-10 but not in their A350s?


That's because the A350 has the Club Suites. The 787s do not (yet?). Since BA's current First really isn't anything to write home about, you either go Super First Class like SQ and EK, or you drop it altogether.

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legal Releases for Residents Living Near Airports
Replies: 22
Views: 3035

Re: Legal Releases for Residents Living Near Airports

I'm all for passing a law that limits lawsuits by residents against airport expansions to people who have lived there since before there was an airport (obviously including inheritances). All other lawsuits are just frivolous. Well being near an airport is one thing, the airport getting bigger with...

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67818

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Sydscott wrote:
Having said that I don't think QF needs to make a narrowbody decision at all. There is plenty of life left in their 738 fleet and they can afford to wait.


You seem to know more than Alan Joyce then.

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67818

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/qantas-on-verge-of-multibillion-dollar-decision-to-replace-domestic-fleet-20191029-p535fo.html Simple Question: Airbus or Boeing? Perhaps a combo of both? Frankly, ordering the Max at this point is close to breach of fiduciary duty when talking about a publ...

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legal Releases for Residents Living Near Airports
Replies: 22
Views: 3035

Re: Legal Releases for Residents Living Near Airports

I'm all for passing a law that limits lawsuits by residents against airport expansions to people who have lived there since before there was an airport (obviously including inheritances). All other lawsuits are just frivolous.

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by aviationaware
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22911

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Delta is ramping up Economy service, Lufthansa is ramping down. Quite the contrast indeed.

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by aviationaware
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13634

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

He’s right, but in the meantime he is exposing himself to a big fat lawsuit there as well.

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by aviationaware
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools
Replies: 52
Views: 2340

Re: Cutting holes in trumps wall.

Aaron747 wrote:

As I recall numerous Democrats were on record saying they supported hiring more CBP officers and immigration judges.


Maybe a few years ago. In the current climate where the Democrats are governed by the "Abolish ICE" morons, not a chance.

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by aviationaware
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 392
Views: 74636

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Strongly opposed to this. I hope the European Commission does its job and does not allow this to proceed. The Europe - Latin America market would be far too concentrated.

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by aviationaware
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools
Replies: 52
Views: 2340

Re: Cutting holes in trumps wall.

Aaron747 wrote:
*if allowed to*.


Operative word being IF, because as we know the radical Democrats oppose ANY border security measures because their donor class relies on the cheap labor the illegals bring across the border.

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by aviationaware
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools
Replies: 52
Views: 2340

Re: Cutting holes in trumps wall.

SanDiegoLover wrote:
spewing racist hate 24/7


Name one specific example.

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by aviationaware
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools
Replies: 52
Views: 2340

Re: Cutting holes in trumps wall.

we are probably using Chinese made steel for this wall. Actually no, we aren't. Tugg A good thing I said probably. I guess I am learning from the trump way, lie, cheat and steal and most of all never admit a mistake, just call it fake news. :yuck: It just baffles me how a topic like this is set up ...

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by aviationaware
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools
Replies: 52
Views: 2340

Re: Smugglers are reportedly cutting holes in Trump’s newly constructed border wall with saws and power tools

Well it's official now. The only thing that will help against this criminal cartel scum are spring guns. No mercy for thugs. Let them die in a blaze of bullets.

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by aviationaware
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 63177

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

Again: The E195-E2 is not the main model of the family If that's true it only proves my point even more. The E195 is clearly the member of the family with the, by far, highest sales potential. If Embraer had not designed this as the main model in the family and taken all the compromises to the smal...

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by aviationaware
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 63177

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

The E2 is just not as good an aircraft. Very limited improvements over the last generation in almost every respect. The only way Boeing/Embraer will be able to sell them will be through pricing. The A220 on the other hand is just in another league. Once the GTF problems are solved it's going to own...

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by aviationaware
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?
Replies: 528
Views: 63177

Re: A220 vs E-195E2, market battle already won by Airbus ?

The E2 is just not as good an aircraft. Very limited improvements over the last generation in almost every respect. The only way Boeing/Embraer will be able to sell them will be through pricing. The A220 on the other hand is just in another league. Once the GTF problems are solved it's going to own ...

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by aviationaware
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67818

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

chewybacca wrote:
EK413 wrote:
According to another discussion thread NH will go double daily HND-SYD.


Interesting, maybe this will push QF to deploy their new HND slot in MEL then? I'd assume that would give the best yield premium. But then again I have no clue about PDEW numbers in SYD vs MEL to Tokyo.

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by aviationaware
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL launch NRT-SFO next year
Replies: 29
Views: 7162

Re: JAL launch NRT-SFO next year

Could it be a reaction to Asiana? Asiana is Korean , so I assume not Don't be so sure. The Korean carriers have a huge business transporting people between Japan and the US. Clearly the HND-SFO flight JAL has going has terrible connectivity, so adding a flight from NRT that has better connectivity ...

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by aviationaware
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28594

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

Most routes are just too long in the US for props.

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by aviationaware
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9517

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

How about "Concordski"...That was definitely a copy....and I don't think it was an improvement, Well, let's check it out. One has engines under the wings, the other all close to each other under the fuselage. One has canards, the other doesn't. One is 65.7 m long and 28.8 m wide, the othe...

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by aviationaware
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climbing Uluru Banned
Replies: 12
Views: 4254

Re: Climbing Uluru Banned

Highly disrespectful of all those mongrels to scramble to climb it on the last day.

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by aviationaware
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and First Class
Replies: 31
Views: 9135

Re: Etihad and First Class

Again, not sure what all of the above is about as my original comment was that the residence does sell well especially during the peak seasons. Clearly not. A quick search on the booking engine may be anecdotal evidence, but it's quite telling nevertheless. A poor understanding of what yield is doe...

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by aviationaware
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and First Class
Replies: 31
Views: 9135

Re: Etihad and First Class

Business and First are massively different. Last time I flew First on EK it was miles ahead of J in comfort, space and every other way. J seemed uncomfortable in comparison. I guess his point was that most new Business Class seats these days are miles ahead of where First Class seats were not 15 ye...

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by aviationaware
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is India behind China?
Replies: 18
Views: 4700

Re: Why is India behind China?

India also plays by the rules whereas China is the master of getting away with cheating.

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by aviationaware
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 80107

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

Not to mention Nancy P doesn’t need to hold a vote to have Committee Chairs issue subpoenas and carry out an inquiry, thanks to Republicans of yore out to get Clinton, and Republican John Boehner changing the rules. Even FOX news admits it; even if Breitfart does not. https://crooksandliars.com/201...

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by aviationaware
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 80107

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

That failed in the 2016 election. Narrowly. They modified the model to adjust for that. Trump is going to be reelected in a landslide. To what? Prison President? I hate to tell you but if anyone is going to prison it's Nancy Pelosi if she escalates this coup d'état attempt without authorization fro...

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by aviationaware
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 80107

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

casinterest wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
casinterest wrote:


Also since when do you read or trust any polls?


It's not a poll, it's a backtested, working economic model.


That failed in the 2016 election.


Narrowly. They modified the model to adjust for that. Trump is going to be reelected in a landslide.

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by aviationaware
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15157

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

The entire Boeing board is disgraced because they allowed the culture that led to the Max disaster to take hold and fester - if they didn’t even actively encourage it. They are not worth their money and need out. Boeing needs an activist investor to refurbish the weak leadership.

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by aviationaware
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 80107

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

casinterest wrote:
aviationaware wrote:

In case you haven't noticed, Trump is headed to a 330+ electoral votes landslide right now. Read the Moody's analysis just out.



Also since when do you read or trust any polls?


It's not a poll, it's a backtested, working economic model.

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by aviationaware
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 80107

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

Oh, Bedminster is in New Jersey, and Washington National is in Virginia. Why would Trump want to host a 2020 G-7 Summit in Florida? Why would it be that he would give it away cheaply as a "Gift" Could it be that he wants a swing state(29 Electoral votes) boost for his 2020 Election? Now t...

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by aviationaware
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 12139

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

If I heard one more tourist on the subway mispronounce Houston Street I might explode.

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by aviationaware
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 80107

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

The emoluments clause has zero bearing on that G7 thing. The G7 summit contribution is payable by all participant nations regardless of where the summit takes place. It's not optional, therefore no risk of any influence peddling. But the facts don't seem to matter anymore. Who really doesn't care ab...

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by aviationaware
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power
Replies: 62
Views: 12934

Re: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power

I still think, at this point with all we have been through, a third party would backfire for Russia and Republicans. Ignoring that dumb-as-a-rock Russia quip, I hear Mike Bloomberg is considering jumping into the race after all. Now that's gonna be the end of corrupt and sleepy Joe Biden's politica...

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by aviationaware
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power
Replies: 62
Views: 12934

Re: Media: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power

Tulsi's takedown of Crooked Hillary on twitter was vicious and epic. If she miraculously makes it to the main ballot, I'll vote for her over Trump. I'm considering registering as a Democrat to vote for her in the primary.

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by aviationaware
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
Replies: 33
Views: 5448

Re: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

A federal department of education is not necessary, and neither is corporate welfare (which is what all subsidies are). Let's scrap both.

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by aviationaware
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newer business jets getting scrapped?
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Re: Newer business jets getting scrapped?

With all the ultra long range large business jets coming online (like the G650 and the Global 7500), the older jets in that category that don't have a range even close to that of the new ones become rather unattractive. So some of the higher cycle business jets of that era are certainly being parted...

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by aviationaware
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65883

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

eta unknown wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
98% average load sounds like terrible yield management. They have left plenty of money on the table.


Would a similar post have been made if the airline in question was QF instead of QR?


Of course. It's about the number not the airline.

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by aviationaware
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 19964

Re: Antifa Violence

Judaism is a religion. Jew/Jewish is a race and can refer to religion colloquially. You're claiming I know nothing about Judaism, but Judaism is a religion which teaches stoneing to death gays. Jews or Jewish is a race. Judaism doesn't transcend religion. It would be like me saying Christianity tra...

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by aviationaware
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65883

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

98% average load sounds like terrible yield management. They have left plenty of money on the table. No it's not, price/demand isn't a straight line as demand is quite elastic in aviation. You are maximizing revenues by maximizing volumes and prices. Correct, but as you said demand isn't linear. Es...

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by aviationaware
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 19964

Re: Antifa Violence

I know it's off topic, but since we're talking right v's left. Why are right wing gays the worst or all? e.g. Milo Yiannopoulos and in Australia, Alan Jones. Because we don't have to pander to anyone. Nobody likes us anyway. The far right hates us because we are gay and the far left hates us becaus...

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