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by Jetty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 11953

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

Dutchy wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
What if they add their flight as a code-share partner with rail? It would definitely surprise a lot of travelers.


Don't they?

They do, with Thalys from AMS to Antwerp and Brussels. Other airlines codeshare with from IC from Amsterdam to BRU.

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by Jetty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7323

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

I already suspected there was something wrong with this woman, and that has now been confirmed. She eats ugali and fish with a fork! :irked: Miguna attacks Rangwe MP for allegedly using fork to eat ugali, fish "I knew that something was wrong with this woman when I saw her eating ugali and fish...

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by Jetty
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgium 10 yr dry lease 2 falcon 7-x for 124 million Euros
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Belgium 10 yr dry lease 2 falcon 7-x for 124 million Euros

If you have the highest tax rate in the world you have to spend your money somewhere. Apparently on excessive leases for falcon 7-X's as well. :shakehead:

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by Jetty
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 770
Views: 20970

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

8 billion reasons to do or die trying delivering a Crash out.... https://bylinetimes.com/2019/09/11/brexit-disaster-capitalism-8-billion-bet-on-no-deal-crash-out-by-boris-johnsons-leave-backers/ Because his and the leave voters may otherwise kill him..... :D Stop spreading fake news orchestrated by...

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by Jetty
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".

As face for Muslim values that is totally unacceptable. Who said she is the "face for Muslim values"? Oh, that's right.... Republicans do not believe in the separation of church and state. Gotta paint everyone with a broad brush..... She chooses to be the face of Muslim values herself by ...

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by Jetty
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem flying with my French Bulldog
Replies: 21
Views: 941

Re: Problem flying with my French Bulldog

Do you need the bulldog for emotional support?

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by Jetty
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14908

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

Like she mentioned they are looking into leasing slots from partners. If you read some of the filings EU airports won’t let B6 get slots. AMS even responded telling B6 to stop trying to get slots at AMS. Better be upfront about it: AMS doesn’t need B6, is full anyway and leasing slots from other ai...

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by Jetty
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 12109

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

:checkmark: HV seems to be the only one to be eager to move. KL could indeed be the great winner, one of the reasons Easyjet is complaining and for instance, Ryanair wants access to LEY, but now the EU kind of agrees that there will be a preference of airlines freeing slots at Schiphol will get slo...

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by Jetty
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8332

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

Kiwirob wrote:
At a guess the taxes from Sweden is probably also part of the reason for this move??

Sweden is a mess nowadays, with much crime at night and many immigration problems. Makes sense to move this flight elsewhere.

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by Jetty
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27480

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

Everyone also forgot one thing about BRU. It is the hub of SN, Brussels Airlines. Two reasons: *A member hub, and connections to Africa and more parts of Europe. While that is true there isn't a single connection that is unique to BRU; FRA and MUC cover all European connections BRU has to offer mor...

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by Jetty
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27480

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

Business wise, even politically wise, Amsterdam is not Tokyo, KLM surely wants to fly there, but why would the Japanese fly to a lesser Skyteam hub ? BRU is not the only one close to AMS, Star hubs CPH & FRA can serve it well, BA also from LHR. For the same reason AMS is served by an Asian airl...

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by Jetty
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27480

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

I'd say AMS/The Netherlands is the biggest loser here: AMS will be the only airport with more than daily NRT service by the local carrier in a country with no HND slots. Agreed, and that their partner airlines DL and AF are at Haneda. Are you sure KLM even wants to fly to HND? Perhaps NRT is more a...

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by Jetty
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)

In related news, on of the political parties in our Parlement, wants slots to be awarded at Schiphol only for routes longer than 750km, so short-haul to be abandoned, people should take the train for this. This will free up slots for long haul routes, 90.000 of them. So this could be quite an inter...

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by Jetty
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)

IWMBH wrote:
But, time will tell if their strategy is the right one.

So far the answer is a definite yes. If they would have chosen to replace their narrow body fleet earlier they would have likely been stuck with a grounded fleet of monsters from Seattle.

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by Jetty
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27480

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

mercure1 wrote:
I guess countries like New Zealand, Switzerland missed out again.

I'd say AMS/The Netherlands is the biggest loser here: AMS will be the only airport with more than daily NRT service by the local carrier in a country with no HND slots.

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries drug problems
Replies: 24
Views: 1167

Re: Countries drug problems

Interesting enough Sweden and Norway are listed quite high when it comes to drug death per million inhabitants, while especially Sweden is ranked among the best when it comes to social issue's. Sweden is no longer the Sweden as you knew it. Nowadays Sweden is a mess, not just when it comes to drug ...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 8766

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

You can force united.com to connect you via AMS but the connection times are not all that convenient. Most of the flights Star has out of AMS are to places that already have non-stop service from EWR ect. They do sell a few connections but UAs flights are predominately O&D. I'm not sure about t...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2290

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

Not just TYO but Asia to AMS in general is a Skyteam/KL monopoly. SQ and BR are the only airlines to AMS not part of Skyteam or codesharing with KL.

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 8766

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

You can force united.com to connect you via AMS but the connection times are not all that convenient. Most of the flights Star has out of AMS are to places that already have non-stop service from EWR ect. They do sell a few connections but UAs flights are predominately O&D. I'm not sure about t...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 8766

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

Dieuwer wrote:
Where did the extra AMS slot come from?

Applied and got it probably. AMS slots aren't tradable, but a few ones open up every season. 9W and WW left i.e.

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 8766

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

RetiredNWA wrote:
This is hardly a “big” presence.

Intercontinental LHR is the only non-Star hub with more UA service. Seems big to me.

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: trump annoyed with fox news poll results
Replies: 38
Views: 1566

Re: trump annoyed with fox news poll results

As long as he makes America great again he will do fine.

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by Jetty
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mini Horse Service Animals on Airliners
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Emotional Support MiniHorses on Airliners

The DOT people are nuts. Soon half of the airplane will be filled with pitbulls and mini horses if they have their way. :slaphappy:

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10066

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

alasizon wrote:
Poland is known for having lots of bars (and half decent vodka) and a lot of the tourists who go to Krakow go to Old Town which is packed with bars and cafes.

And Polish people are known to drink a lot. This advertisement seems spot on and there is no reason to be offended. :talktothehand:

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31121

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Perhaps, Hong Kong Airlines should issue travel refunds for all bookings for the rest of the week. Yes, I am aware there are other ways out, I have a plan B and C. Getting from Shenzhen to Shanghai is not that big of a deal, and I can afford it. But, there are going to be a number of lower budget t...

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s (unconfirmed) and Converts 789s to 10s (confirmed)

In any event, I can't imagine that Schiphol will punish KLM, its largest airline and the hometown one, for operating 777-300ERs. (747s might be a different story, but they're mostly being phased out.) :checkmark: You can expect Schiphol and the Dutch government to make objective rules that favor KL...

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: Rumour: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

https://www.klm.com/travel/nl_en/prepare_for_travel/on_board/our_aircraft/boeing_787_10.htm It says "we welcomed our very 1st Boeing 787-10... and: In the coming years, we will add 8 Boeing 787-10’s to our fleet." That’s just KLM being inconsistent. In this press release from just before ...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: Rumour: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

KLM only talked to Boeing about the last six after the internal AF/KL swap of A350's and B787's was finalised. AF had no plans to up-gauge those. Announcement was at the same time at least as per the KL source above, just before the 1st delivery of the -10. Not saying your timeline isn’t true for t...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: Rumour: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

It seems likely all those changes were part of the same deal that predates the first delivery. The AFKL group made this purchase, all other planes KL bought/leased themselves. KLM only talked to Boeing about the last six after the internal AF/KL swap of A350's and B787's was finalised. AF had no pl...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringe worthy

The American far right's paranoia about "socialism" is hilarious. :rotfl: In many parts of the World, even the most left-leaning Democrat would be considered a centrist politician. In Europe, the Democrats would be a centrist party. Comparisons aren’t that straightforward. On healthcare a...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492492

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It is truly remarkable that there is zero official info coming from Boeing on that new issue from June. The only thing that came from Boeing is that "new issue has been identified by FAA" and "it will be fixed in September". Why can't they elaborate just a little bit so that the...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8884

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

PM Khan is actually telegraphing what he's planning to do: Imran Khan predicts rise in suicide bombing in Kashmir as Pakistan's army issues dire warning https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/06/imran-khan-predicts-rise-suicide-bombing-kashmir/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2019/08...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 3066

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle.” — Additional Letters From The Federal Farmer, 1788 When the government advocates to make previously law abiding citizens felons over night... that’s how you know you live in a tyrannical state. What do...

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Summer 2020 TATL schedule?
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

Re: DL Summer 2020 TATL schedule?

I don't remember DL putting out much of a formal announcement last year (at least, not compared to AA's international expansion announcement). I think we're more likely to see things come out piecemeal. There was already an announcement about where the refurbished 764 fleet will be flying (mostly t...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 4024

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

As we speak; Dublin will be changed; https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1162405/eu-news-Ursula-von-der-Leyen-Dublin-regulation-migration That isn’t what the article says, just as there is no deal between 14 EU countries that you started the thread with. Reality is a majority of European countries...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 15177

Re: Antifa Violence

Three terrorist attacks within the last week (Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton), all committed by white nationalists/right wingers/MAGA extremists. And Trump wants to ban Antifa? really shows that this man has his priorities straight. How do you reconcile being a fanatic supporter of Elisabeth Warren with b...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: Rumour: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

The swap to 10's predates the first delivery (and thus complaints). KL has indicated that they are worried about future deliveries of the -10. However they swapped another six -9's to -10's recently. And they got earlier delivery slots (and two 77W's). So it looks like something was worked out betw...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: Rumour: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

The conversion from of the 787-9's to the -10's is actually already confirmed by KLM (source in Dutch): https://nieuws.klm.com/de-air-france-klm-groep-zet-een-volgende-stap-in-de-optimalisatie-van-de-lange-afstandsvloot/ Interesting, given KLM's complaints about KCHS built planes... :stirthepot: Th...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20949

Re: Rumour: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

Until we have a source other than another forum lets discuss it as a rumour. Title has been updated. The conversion from of the 787-9's to the -10's is actually already confirmed by KLM (source in Dutch): https://nieuws.klm.com/de-air-france-klm-groep-zet-een-volgende-stap-in-de-optimalisatie-van-d...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 39113

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

I would guess SFO and BOS. Auto traffic is way overrated on Airliners. These cities have a lot of demand in other sectors and are served year-round from most other major European hubs.

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK Overtakes ATL for Most Departing Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

Re: PEK Overtakes ATL for Most Departing Seats

It was inevitable given the growing Chinese market. But perhaps that will change back when Daxing opens. Inevitable due to high transfer rate by DL at ATL too. I'm surprised this didn't happen earlier. Where is LAX on the list? I thought LAX had the highest US O&D. It's about seat count (thus r...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 10285

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

https://i.redd.it/jcb726bvrfe31.jpg Points like this are where the MSM puts their fingers in their ears and says: "I can't hear you. I can't hear you!!" classic whataboutism :sarcastic: the difference is whether is it gang on gang crime or shootings in relation to other crimes being commi...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: Report: CZ suspends 737 max orders

YYZatcboy wrote:
Thank you. I guess that's the problem with the omnibus threads.

Especially it’s name. It looks supposed to contain everything about the grounding. A suspension of orders is really something else.

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 10285

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

AirplaneFixer wrote:
The survivors of the Bowling Green Massacre send their deepest regards to the survivors in Toledo.

At least it isn’t as far off as Houston and Michigan as per the Democratic front runner. :shock:

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 25287

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

www.businessinsider.nl/boeing-787-dream ... =true&r=US
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In case there was any doubt: all the airlines mentioned confirmed the harsh words were theirs, to then down-play it for PR purposes of course.

www.businessinsider.nl/boeing-787-dream ... =true&r=US

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 4024

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Refugees is another matter. I am fine if, after five years of uncertainty, they are granted permanent status, if their country of origin still isn't safe. Even if the native population still has no certainty that a refugee will even work despite everything he/she got for free? Within the five year ...

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 4024

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Dutchy wrote:
Refugees is another matter. I am fine if, after five years of uncertainty, they are granted permanent status, if their country of origin still isn't safe.

Even if the native population still has no certainty that a refugee will even work despite everything he/she got for free?

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 4024

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Ex yugoslavia was extremly high, somalia low etc, syria will probably be high because their general level of education. Last the biggest refugee group start to get access to the work market right now. With employment grade of 68% of the workforce, one of the highest in the world this group is what ...

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3759
Views: 492492

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

:shock: Now the MAX has been labelled 'Killer plane' and 'Monster of Seattle' by 2 of the most prominent European news media in just a week. This must be the plane with the worst image in the history of aviation.

:tombstone:

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 10285

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Another young white guy who lost his mind after years of alt-right indoctrination by sites like Breitbart, 4chan and 8chan. Combined with easy access to firearms and a gun culture that caters to these insecure individuals. But of course the mere mentioning of this makes me an enemy to a sizable por...

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