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by yowza
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7601

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

Bricktop wrote:
slanging match

May want to Google that smarty pants. ;)

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by yowza
Mon May 27, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 29
Views: 5732

New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

Can anyone shed some light on what's going on with this new 747-400 operation out of St Vincent and the Grenadines? This seems extremely ill advised or like a front for moving big money around and avoiding scrutiny. Maybe our friends from the Caribbean can chime in. https://news784.com/local-news/74...

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by yowza
Wed May 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2820

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Watched a segment he did with two other commentators on Aljazeera. It was a horror show. All the power to him for the freebies but...

YOWza

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by yowza
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44350

Re: WN looking at A220

Almost certainly not. I'm very much in the camp that WN is Boeing through and through and that it will take a huge swing to change that. With that said how much of their future can they tie to a single - possibly flawed - type. Let's say the MCAS issue isn't resolved till April 2020, then what? At ...

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by yowza
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44350

Re: WN looking at A220

Let's say that Boeing isn't able to address the MCAS issues by October 2019. Does this change anything?

YOWza

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by yowza
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 3426

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

Anyone here work at WG want to shoot me a DM? :)

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4708

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

I think this geometric mosaic thing that's everywhere right now (not just airlines) is our current equivalent of adding curved lines to everything in the 90s. It will go away.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 3426

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

This is what I was afraid of. I thought Eastern only had 767's too but my new confirmation is showing me on a 738 operated by Eastern. I guess I will have to call them.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 3426

Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

YYZ-PUJ May 11. The WG flight I was on has been changed from a 06:15 departure on their own metal to a 09:15 operated by Eastern. Can anyone confirm the type of birds that are in play and where those seat maps may be found? Precious little info from WG. I tend to pretty much only fly within the Star...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14545

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Looking at Varadero Today. these are the departures. I'm curious why flights to the same destinations often seem clustered around the same time. For example Sunwing has 2 flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other to Halifax and two at the same time to Toronto. Why not spread them apart instead...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 5785

Re: Leaked Info: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chi

eamondzhang wrote:
not a chance in hell in 777-300ER given their config. You have to reliably fill in 60 F/C seats to a market that never supports much F class traffic

I hope you're wrong for my own selfish RTW trip planning purposes but I suspect you're 100% on the money.

YOWza

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by yowza
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14545

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Because of the US embargo, Cuba can't really draw much from the US in terms of tourism and because of the same embargo procuring the types of goods needed for true luxury resorts/hotels to draw people from further afield can't happen. That leaves Canada and Latin America to draw from. A good portion...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 4832

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Between direct services on AC metal and the raft of one stop options I can't imagine it would be a huge priority for Indian carriers at this stage. That said if 9W goes belly up I suspect AI will eventually take another stab. I'm convinced that AC could make BLR work as long as they time it well wit...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

I believe Italy is unusual in that it requires the aircraft to be registered in the country of ownership, rather than operation. Hence the EI- Registrations, you might see EJ-xxx in the near future, between Ryanair and the leasing industry we’re running out of EI. Italy has its own registration blo...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4380

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

A constant risk of getting stuck between Hamas rockets and Iron Dome always exists in Israel. Makes sense to avoid the airspace entirely The idea of Hamas having anything that could reach halfway to hitting a cruising airliner is utterly absurd. This is strange because RJ flights from Europe come i...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4380

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

UAEflyer wrote:
Israel doesn’t allow such flight, although both countries (Jordan & Egypt) considered allies to Israel, they have a very tough airspace restrictions. Their airspace entirely controlled by the army.

Seems kind of odd given that RJ serves TLV.

YOWza

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by yowza
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 119
Views: 24146

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Yowza the one thing you seem to be forgetting is that those countries you cited are all much smaller in land mass with denser populations. As much as I want more choice (I miss Wardair, CP etc) we have to recognize that there are unique challenges to operating in Canada. I grant you that we have so...

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by yowza
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 119
Views: 24146

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

I appreciate it has taken a while to get funding and momentum where they need to be but things do look to be shaping up. Suarez is the real deal having held 7 meaningful roles in building four carriers. That's 7 more roles than the majority of people taking childish jabs in this thread. 20 bucks sa...

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by yowza
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 119
Views: 24146

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

I appreciate it has taken a while to get funding and momentum where they need to be but things do look to be shaping up. Suarez is the real deal having held 7 meaningful roles in building four carriers. That's 7 more roles than the majority of people taking childish jabs in this thread. 20 bucks say...

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by yowza
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 110
Views: 18512

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I don't want to get caught in the "I'm better at geography than you" game but for me YYZ makes the grade. HNL is in Oceania so it ticks that box. ADD is now direct and so it ticks that box. All others are covered in spades. Also if you count same plane, same flight number routes AC33 runs...

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by yowza
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?

Going? Zim's been in steady decline since the 90's.

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by yowza
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Porter lounge @ YOW closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Porter lounge @ YOW closed

It's too bad they were not given the green light to grow YTZ with jets. Since they can't grow their revenues they have to cuts costs that's just business... PD has been mediocre at best for some time this is going to continue that trend.

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by yowza
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8007

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

LH Group is nowhere close to a monopoly in Europe. If you want to see some actual monopolies in action pop over here to Canada.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5569

Re:

flipdewaf wrote:
My company has a corporate shuttle that uses the reg C-FRYS when you see what we do you’ll understand.

That's a quality reg. Too bad Canada has the dull C-F, C-G, C-I prefixes. It eliminates scope for a lot of fun regs.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight to Maldives!
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: SAA flight to Maldives!

I haven't seen this advertised anywhere. It's hard to see this being a big earner for SA. Gan is quite sparse in terms of resorts and doesn't have any of the high end stuff that would ordinarily draw wealthy South Africans so this is not likely to last. If anything it may cannibalize from from MRU a...

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by yowza
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Air Canada International routes
Replies: 28
Views: 4113

Re: Future Air Canada International routes

I've got to imagine that recent success in India has AC looking at other markets in the region. I think a YVR-BLR service timed to receive feed from SFO, SJC, and SEA could be a possibility. I would imagine both DAC and CCU have also been looked at ex YYZ.

Perhaps YYZ-CAN?

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by yowza
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17390

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

It's crazy to see how much Norwegian plays in the market which a few short years ago would have been 100% unthinkable. Do, however, spend a few seconds to examine the doublespeak. The biggest foreign airline would be Air Canada but the article sticks "transatlantic" in there BUUUUUT not al...

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by yowza
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4217

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

Big fan of the Nesma Airlines 772

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by yowza
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 6653

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

Flow a couple of these recently. They're in remarkably good shape considering their age. Definitely spring the extra few bucks to sit in 1C though.

YOWza

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by yowza
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 30967

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

I can't imagine the market for used SSJ100's is super hot :)

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by yowza
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 51
Views: 12167

Re: No A380 for KLM?

Maintaining a tiny specialized (sub-)fleet for the purposes of serving a trio of routes is usually a poor idea especially when yields are not super high on said routes. For the routes you've cited, DXB and JNB at present are scheduled for 772 service in the peak of winter travel. If they merited mor...

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by yowza
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10159

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

If Tim Clark wasn't already knighted this would have guaranteed it. /s

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by yowza
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 7144

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

That's quite the the step down in YVR. I'm not sure I expected that. Does the entry of Swoop out of YXX factor into this? I do recall seeing YXX-YEG for $9 advertised somewhere but that aside I don't see much cannibalization happening. I suspect AC will also take a little bit of capacity out of sele...

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by yowza
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 8040

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Aesma wrote:
angry over a French speaking Canadian is ridiculous

I'm not sure that French is in his wheelhouse. Either way, unions will whinge about anything...

YOWza

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by yowza
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances of Tehran-Toronto?
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

Re: What are the chances of Tehran-Toronto?

longhauler wrote:
I think it is like Beirut. There is a definite commercial case for the route, but political issues overshadow.

:checkmark:
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by yowza
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 33
Views: 5233

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

Isn't it "The Zambia"? Perhaps you mean The Gambia. Strange, its as though they're worried we're going to confuse it with all the other Gambias... https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-38675804/why-do-we-put-the-in-front-of-gambia It's amazing to witness this sudden rush by several Afr...

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by yowza
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4644

Re: SAA new fleet!

Pedantic point: Given that this is an aviation site can we at least try using JNB rather than JHB? Before a single rand is allocated to anything fleet related SA (and the SA government) needs to figure out what the mission of the airline is. Fly the flag? drive trade with ______? Cargo first operati...

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by yowza
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 30
Views: 5072

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

Does anyone know if Benjamin Smith would be a good choice for AF-KLM? What are his achievements at AC? There were/are many people who believe he was being groomed for stardom and at the front of the line to be the next CEO of AC. He's done a whole raft of different things at AC and worked his way a...

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by yowza
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 30
Views: 5072

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

I can't share my source but this is a fait accompli.

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by yowza
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15269

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

The Mensa meeting in Riyadh has decided to suspend imports of Canadian wheat and barley. I suspect more ugliness will follow. Probably both sides.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 8544

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

https://twitter.com/infographic_ksa?lang=en

YOWza
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wave46 wrote:
it appears to be the work of an independent outsider

It was posted via a state run Twitter account: @infographic_KSA which has subsequently been closed down.

https://twitter.com/infographic_ksa?lang=en

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by yowza
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 8544

Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-appeared-to-threaten-canada-with-a-911-style-attack-2018-8 The Saudis and Emiratis have spent a lot of money on PR in the west trying to mask the less savoury aspects of their countries. Largely it has worked; many people don't know that some of the 9/11 ...

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by yowza
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 28944

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Samrnpage wrote:
I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR?

AC at LHR has to be in with a shout. I'm fairly certain I've seen 6 AC birds there at once.

YOWza

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by yowza
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aimia and Porter form Aeroplan partnership, AC bid rejected
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Aimia and Porter form Aeroplan partnership, AC bid rejected

On the other hand, they may have gotten wind that a 'competitor' was looking into acquiring or partnering with Aeroplan. By making an offer, they are ensuring the competition would have to pay full price for Aeroplan. My guess is that this is exactly what is going on. The best thing Aeroplan could ...

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by yowza
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 8444

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

Given the constraints at YTZ I'm surprised AC and/or PD haven't started moving to the 82 seat config. I suspect the short hop market could stomach 30"; after all WG shuttles people to the Caribbean with 29" seating. 28" may be a bridge too far in Canada.

YOWza

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by yowza
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 3087

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

3rdGen wrote:
I still don't understand why QR doesn't use the open skies with the US to Target Canadians. Namely using Detroit and Seattle. And what about Buffalo, can it handle a wide body.

They are somewhat leveraging PD to access Toronto and sending traffic to IAD.

YOWza

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by yowza
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9722

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

With WS close connection with EK I don’t think it’s to far fetched to consider WS operating YVR/YYC to DXB with their B789s. As far as I know WS only has 10 on order. I strongly suspect they have bigger fish to fry for now in Europe and China. Unless EK can sweeten the pot with a CPA or something s...

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by yowza
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Blockade May End with ICJ Ruling - ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3082

Re: Qatar Blockade May End with ICJ Ruling - ?

Is Saudi Arabia a signatory of any treaties that would compel them to comply with any rulings? In particular overflight rights.

YOWza

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by yowza
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11657

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

BobbyPSP wrote:
yowza wrote:
CAN YOU PLEASE MARK THE LINK AS NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

Really. Why?

Topless women may fly at your workplace but mine is rather more conservative.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 12616

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

There is no catch and your post shows you clearly understand the difference between flying time and block time, as any one on here should. Wouldn't it be great if you used your energy to think about answering the question instead of ridiculing other people. As it turns out this is marketing BS and ...

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