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by T54A
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 313893

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Sounds like SAA might be taking the last two A350’s meant to Air Mauritius. Not sure what MSN these are. This is over and above MSN 226 & 245 they are getting in September.

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by T54A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8113

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I find the weird fear of the female form in the US rather odd. Not to mention that of the man. If you think that the US is prude with the female form, then the awkward embarrassment that surrounds the vision of the male penis is nothing short of mind-blowing. I was once asked by a young man on a nu...

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by T54A
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8113

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I, along with my conservative wife, are desperately trying to figure out what is offensive (other than the colour) about the outfit. POTUS paints himself orange, surely after than anything goes?

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by T54A
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8113

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I find the weird fear of the female form in the US rather odd.

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by T54A
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 84
Views: 4683

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

I was terrified of the A300. I hated taking it. I also had the DC10 May I ask why ? Growing up in NYC I was terrified to fly after 9/11. Then I remember the airbus crashing in NYC a few months after 9/11. I know it had rudder issues so that scared me even more knowing the airplane had a flaw. From ...

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by T54A
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 48
Views: 5074

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Speed Brake for Capt: Precision Planning Lever
Speed Brake for FO: Poor Planning Lever

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by T54A
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 106
Views: 21172

Re: SAA Leasing A350

MSN 226 & 245 To be operated on the JNB-JFK-JNB where max fuel saving can be achieved. Prelim figures show a fuel saving in excess of 30000kg per sector vs the A346. 30,000kg x 2 =60,000kg 60,000kg x 365= 21 900,000kg per year on JNB-JFK-JNB Hot and high performance penalty out of JNB has been ...

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by T54A
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 106
Views: 21172

Re: SAA Leasing A350

MSN 226 & 245 To be operated on the JNB-JFK-JNB where max fuel saving can be achieved. Prelim figures show a fuel saving in excess of 30000kg per sector vs the A346. 30,000kg x 2 =60,000kg 60,000kg x 365= 21 900,000kg per year on JNB-JFK-JNB Hot and high performance penalty out of JNB has been t...

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by T54A
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 18702

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

gabep wrote:
T54A wrote:
MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:

What is your source?



A350 ETOPS CMP Doc


Link source. I'm not certain this is a done deal.

Gabep



I am also not certain it’s a done deal as there has been no announcement, which I found odd. Planning is full steam ahead though.

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by T54A
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 18702

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to wikipedia( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Airways#Current_fleet ), SAA has apparently managed to get their hand on 2 A359s. Does anybody know more about where these frames, if true, come from and when they will be delivered? Would mean the end is near for their beautiful...

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by T54A
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 18702

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

According to wikipedia( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Airways#Current_fleet ), SAA has apparently managed to get their hand on 2 A359s. Does anybody know more about where these frames, if true, come from and when they will be delivered? Would mean the end is near for their beautiful...

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by T54A
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66587

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

T54A wrote:
Its almost certain the SAA has signed for some A350's (probably two for now). This will need to be announced soon.



MSN 226 & 245

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by T54A
Tue May 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66587

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Its almost certain the SAA has signed for some A350's (probably two for now). This will need to be announced soon.

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by T54A
Sun May 19, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots, what do you do when you’re bored while flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Pilots, what do you do when you’re bored while flying?

Read a normal book, talk to your colleague, sodoku, drink coffee.

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by T54A
Fri May 17, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DA42 crashed near Dubai
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: A DA42 crashed near Dubai

Sounds like possible wake turbulence as the DA42 had followed an A350 whilst it was doing ILS calibration

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by T54A
Thu May 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 16858

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

If the AF447 pilots had done absolutely nothing, they would have flown out the other side of the storm unscathed.

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by T54A
Mon May 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.
Replies: 22
Views: 3518

Re: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.

How long will SAA have the A340s around? I little while still. SAA is however very close to signing for A350’s and A330NEO’s. Link?????? No link unfortunately. But several people within Flight Ops are actively involved in meetings wrt an A350 fleet introduction. I’m sure a public announcement is im...

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by T54A
Mon May 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.
Replies: 22
Views: 3518

Re: South African Airways starts direct flights to Guangzhou.

777Jet wrote:
How long will SAA have the A340s around?


I little while still. SAA is however very close to signing for A350’s and A330NEO’s.

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by T54A
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 1986

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

Can someone please change the title of this thread to ‘Laziest Qatar passenger EVER’

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by T54A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67229

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The only EDTO180+ route I can see QF using its A330 fleet on is PER-JNB and while it looks like a long diversion it's only a further 300nm which is roughly around 40 minutes extra flight time (before factoring in winds). SAA have flown their A330-200s to Perth before and while I'm not 100% sure wha...

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by T54A
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?
Replies: 18
Views: 4056

Re: 'Lowest mileage' classic airliners?

Well, purely from the perspective of a classic-car mechanic, I would say that machines don't like to sit. The best way to keep an old car going is to use it sparingly, but regularly. This keeps many things (seals, electrical contacts, etc.) used enough to where they don't corrode in place. It's a f...

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by T54A
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 CEO FLS Approach option
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: A330 CEO FLS Approach option

Cheers thanks

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by T54A
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 CEO FLS Approach option
Replies: 2
Views: 985

A330 CEO FLS Approach option

Does the A330-200/300 come with the option for FLS Approach?

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by T54A
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Libyan Airspace Overflight
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: Libyan Airspace Overflight

Thanks for the reply. Ironic I ask the question as the security situation in Libya takes a turn for the worse

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by T54A
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Libyan Airspace Overflight
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Libyan Airspace Overflight

What is status of using Libyan Airspace. In particular for overflight between Africa, Europe and Middle East?

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by T54A
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 18702

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

A350 to JFK should help profitability I think the pilot said we burned about 150,000 lbs of fuel JNB to JFK.....i think thats right....not sure if these flights are freight heavy or not A346 burns about 135000kg (298000lb) on a JNB-JFK flight. A350-900 will save about 35000-40000kg on that sector. ...

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by T54A
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3786

Re: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

" Is there a problem with Boeing's engineer team? " Is there a problem with Boeing's management team? That’s maybe where my thinking was going. How did a company that produced such great machines in the past, get the last four projects wrong to a greater or smaller degree. Did pressure fr...

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by T54A
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 27272

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

ex EK A345 A6-ERD has found a new home at Global Aviation and has been flown to JNB already: Global have 3 former EK A345's. Since they arrived in JNB in June 2018, October 2018 and January 2019 they have not flown. I don't have any idea what their plan for them is. They also received two TK A343 t...

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by T54A
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Woman says airline threatened to remove her from flight for inappropriate clothes
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Woman says airline threatened to remove her from flight for inappropriate clothes

I’ve always wondered why people are so afraid of human skin. Must be terribly dangerous

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by T54A
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3786

Re: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

I think this is a bit overblown. Of those examples: 787: new battery tech, difficult to diagnose failure mode, things happen with new hardware KC46: I'm sure a large part of this is due to military procurement nonsense 748 stab tank: problem, but not a p1 adoption blocker, LH was able to live with ...

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by T54A
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3786

Re: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

As someone who works in the aerospace industry as a mechanical engineer, people would be surprised just how long it takes to do ANYTHING in regards to flight articles. Paperwork, qualification tests, rigorous design reviews, etc... I don't know about Boeing in particular (I work on things destined ...

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by T54A
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 3786

Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

In simple terms: B787 was launched with electrical issues that resulted in a fleet grounding. KC46 has been a nightmare of program which is way behind schedule. B748 had horizontal stab flutter which led to stab tank been locked out. B737 Max problems as discussed at length. What is going on with Bo...

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by T54A
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 50
Views: 11710

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

Well I guess this question just got more complicated

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by T54A
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714096

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

China has grounded the Max. Watch Boeing share price on Mon morning. Boeing has dropped the ball for the second time in a row.

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by T54A
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many helicopter types have you flown on
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: How many helicopter types have you flown on

Allouette 3
Allouette 2
Gazelle
Oryx (Puma)
Mi8
Chinook
R44
BK117
S55

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by T54A
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, airline suggestions please
Replies: 21
Views: 1656

Re: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, airline suggestions please

Train to London. SAA on one of their new A333’s

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by T54A
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 313893

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

No stored frames for HU, indeed they took delivery of two frames leased from LATAM last month. Was your source referring to the HX frames mentioned above ? HNA own both HU and HX.Geoff Does anyone know what the seating configuration is for these two machines? C30W63Y246 = 339 Thanks. There is hopef...

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by T54A
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 313893

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Hainan apparently has two white tails. Where are these stored? Have they had cabin fitted out already? No stored frames for HU, indeed they took delivery of two frames leased from LATAM last month. Was your source referring to the HX frames mentioned above ? HNA own both HU and HX. Geoff Does anyon...

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by T54A
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 182
Views: 60978

Re: Russian Military Crashes

White out. The normal reference with the ground is not there. ie. the crew had no idea where the ground was. Similar to aircraft flying into water on a clear day.

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by T54A
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA to be split into 3 business units
Replies: 14
Views: 5639

Re: SAA to be split into 3 business units

Cut & paste from another news source State-owned airline SAA will not be broken up into three separate entities, but does plan to change its operating model, according to SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali. Tlali was responding to a news headline stating CEO Vuyani Jarana said on Monday the cash-strap...

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by T54A
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 313893

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

[url][/url] Hainan apparently has two white tails. Where are these stored? Have they had cabin fitted out already? No stored frames for HU, indeed they took delivery of two frames leased from LATAM last month. Was your source referring to the HX frames mentioned above ? HNA own both HU and HX. Geoff...

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by T54A
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 780
Views: 313893

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Hainan apparently has two white tails. Where are these stored? Have they had cabin fitted out already?

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by T54A
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum weight for A333 centre tank activation?
Replies: 23
Views: 3355

Re: Minimum weight for A333 centre tank activation?

SAA opted for the 242t A333 WITHOUT the CT. I’m sure they are now regretting it. Fuel issues on ACC-IAD sector where performance allows for the full 242t RTOW.

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by T54A
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum weight for A333 centre tank activation?
Replies: 23
Views: 3355

Re: Minimum weight for A333 centre tank activation?

SAA opted for the 242t A333 WITHOUT the CT. I’m sure they are now regretting it. Fuel issues on ACC-IAD sector where performance allows for the full 242t RTOW.

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by T54A
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seatmates you've ever had?
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Re: Best seatmates you've ever had?

The singer Anastasia

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by T54A
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A350 - progress or not ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: A350 - progress or not ?

The A330 and A340 don’t have individual sorbets either. Not the ones I’ve flown in anyway.

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by T54A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student pilot close to flight test
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

Re: Student pilot close to flight test

Change instructors

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by T54A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50738

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

musman9853 wrote:
who would be able to pick up 5 a35k at fairly short notice? the a35k is not a particulary popular plane.


SAA perhaps if they could sort out the financing. This would significantly reduce costs of their JNB-JFK and JNB-FRA operations.

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by T54A
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8350

Re: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

For crying out loud, it's a (almost) 80 years old aircraft. Of course it's not going to be as quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient and even safe as a modern airliner; but I'm sure it was a blast for the passengers... Engage your sense of humor and knowledge of history... It wasn´t a bomber, so the jo...

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by T54A
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14633

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

MalevTU134 wrote:
Atlwarrior wrote:
This really could have happen in any large international city.

Highly unlikely in Europe


I was robbed in Toulouse while on an Airbus course.

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