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by Jetty
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 89
Views: 17365

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

And what happened? A worker tried to perform their task, something didn't line up, and QA was called in. There - the system works. Happens all the time in production environments. For those trying to raise a stink about it, please relax. You could say the system 'worked' when it was possible to ass...

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by Jetty
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 89
Views: 17365

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

PW100 wrote:
Big thumps up to the technician(s) at hand, and off course they are part of the total QA SMS.

Why? It couldn't fit. You don't need a rocket scientist to figure that out eventually if it really happened so late in the process that it were the technicians at the assembly line who discovered it.

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by Jetty
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 89
Views: 17365

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

If the replacing plane is going to be assembled months after the planned last NG wouldn’t it be cheaper to pay KL a decent compensation and be done with it? Contract requires Boeing to deliver a brand new 737-800 to KLM and the airline could have very well planned its usage accordingly, I bet a com...

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by Jetty
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 89
Views: 17365

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

If the replacing plane is going to be assembled months after the planned last NG wouldn’t it be cheaper to pay KL a decent compensation and be done with it?

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 18711

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

RobK wrote:
I get the distinct feeling that greendot and blueglacier are one and the same person.

This is a serious, but unsubstantiated allegation. Can you back that up?

This thread is not the right place for this anyway. If you suspect someone has multiple accounts you should inform a moderator.

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 18711

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

bennett123 wrote:
Thirdly, how will a journalist make contact.

Private message would be a possibility.

I doubt that those working at Renton would view the OP in a positive light.

Which might be the exact reason why OP chose this route.

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 18711

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Many are identifying other channels he/she could/should have used. If he/she makes these sort of allegations, then he/she needs to be able to back them up. How do you expect that to work on a public forum without jeopardizing his anonymity? On the internet it’s very common to make statements withou...

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 82
Views: 2662

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

seb146 wrote:
We are still at war with Islam and drugs and Iraq and Afghanistan and poverty. Can we afford a war with Iran? Republicans will try to convince us we can.

At war with Islam? :roll: The US has been supporting the islamofacists in Saudi-Arabia for decades and still does.

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

Claiming having PTSD because you shot an unarmed crying man to death for no reason whatsoever. :banghead:

The shooting could be the act of an individual, but what a sickening and depraved country the US is for awarding him a pension for it at age 28. :yuck:

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 18711

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

The comments at least put substantial doubt in the threads initial post. Further as I have mentioned in other threads there are numerous processes and procedures as well as established internal lines of communication that ensure the planes are built to the FAA manufacturing license. The op probably...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 101
Views: 7140

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

^^ The actual email is baffling. Not only the reference to gay couples, but the writing quality in general. From the UK reservations department btw, so the person probably had no business discussing these topics topics to start with. https://mobile.twitter.com/ErinClaireSF/status/1151745233866113024...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 18711

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Not knowing the process in detail, it seems to be more like a problem on Boeings QA side. And instead of speaking to your supervisor and/or the competent authorities about that matter, you decide to toot confidential information into an open aviation forum, frequently followed by all the experts in...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 17022

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

I just checked. Tehran has 27 flights to Turkey today.... Adana seems to be the 2nd most popular destination after Istanbul. Iranians really seem to love us. I think it’s more that Iranian airlines can’t order planes for international expansion and their dislike of GCC-countries (thus ME3) that mak...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 170
Views: 31882

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380?

A For the A380 replacement either A351s or B779s would be ordered and my money would be on the A351 MTOW version. AF loves their 777's. They have 70 of them (including the freighters). For fleet commonality a large 777 order would not surprise me at all. KL's home base is slot restricted and even i...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 101
Views: 7140

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Excuse me, but that's an absurd point of view to adopt. I'm not advocating or pushing anything that isn't a 100% perfectly normal activity. You, on the other hand, seem to have moral issues and wish to curtail that activity. If your morality or modesty prevents you from feeling comfortable around a...

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by Jetty
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 101
Views: 7140

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

If there are mums who are able to cover themselves up & still breastfeed satisfactorily, then why should the others not try to do the same too? Just pointing out that there's plenty of options that does allow breastfeeding modestly. If there are mothers that don't breastfeed at all, then why al...

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by Jetty
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 101
Views: 7140

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Apologies if this is a duplicate, I did a search but couldn't find anything. KLM are getting some serious criticism on twitter after telling a passenger she can breastfeed on their flights, but may be asked to cover up so as not to offend other passengers. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/...

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by Jetty
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8119

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

Please. I flew AA in and out of Miami from the Caribbean on Sunday and saw l less covering outfits than this on two separate flights. (And I was paying particular attention only because this incident happened last week.) One lady even had on a bikini top on the inbound, but she was in no way, shape...

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by Jetty
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 170
Views: 31882

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

MrBren wrote:
mig17 wrote:
CDG is not LHR.


Well from January to June 2019:
- LHR 38,750,839 (+1.8%)
- CDG 36,339,412 (+7.1%)

It's still not LHR.

- LHR: 213 destinations
- CDG: 321 destinations

That average destination from LHR has ~50% more passengers.

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by Jetty
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6160

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Pure love..... "cast terror into the hearts of unbelievers." "Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them," Allah instructs the Prophet Muhammad (Quran, 9:5). He continues: "Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers ...

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6145

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

So why do those women go on holiday to a Muslim country? It is not like there is a lack of flights from London to other beach resorts in Europe. I don’t defend their behavior at all but at the Turkish coast you have to look really hard to find anyone looking like a stereotypical extreme Muslim with...

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6145

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

Turkey has x10 times the number of Saudi tourists than Spain. Turkey is cheaper, closer and Saudis do not need a visa to Turkey (they do not it for Schengen). Turkey it is much more appealing for the Saudi middle classes (which are likely more used to wear "traditional" attire). And obvio...

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

leghorn wrote:
KLM would prefer Dutch caravans and mobile homes trundling along the autobahns through Germany.
German Colleagues talk about them with much disdain.

They should be happy it are Dutch and not Irish travelers with their mobile homes.

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by Jetty
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6145

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

So why do those women go on holiday to a Muslim country? It is not like there is a lack of flights from London to other beach resorts in Europe. I don’t defend their behavior at all but at the Turkish coast you have to look really hard to find anyone looking like a stereotypical extreme Muslim with...

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4891

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

Actually I misstated the number of Economy Comfort seats. - Two rows on the left = 6 - Five rows in the center section = 15 - Two rows on the right = 6 - Total Economy Comfort seats = 27 - Three rows of 9 seats would still be 27. The total number of rows of Economy Comfort and Economy are: - Left: ...

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11953

Re: Delta at LHR

There is a reason for this: DL has a JV with VS while *A carriers have no partner at LHR. Also DL has dozens of flights to AMS and CDG which are better located transfer airports for the UK and northwest Europe from North America than LH-group airlines hubs.

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4891

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

The Economy Comfort layout is odd. 2 rows left and right and 5 rows in the center section. Why did KL choose this configuration? Why not three rows left, center, right? This would have yielded 27 vs 24 seats. Is KL not confident it can sell an additional 3 Economy Comfort seats? The length of the r...

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4891

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

The Economy Comfort layout is odd. 2 rows left and right and 5 rows in the center section. Why did KL choose this configuration? Why not three rows left, center, right? This would have yielded 27 vs 24 seats. Is KL not confident it can sell an additional 3 Economy Comfort seats? The length of the r...

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 170
Views: 31882

Re: AF to order A220

Do you think there has been a kind of interference of the French government? Why would there be? A220 is Canadian made after all. Doesn't Airbus have 50.01% stake in the partnership "Airbus Canada Limited Partnership"? If the French government cares about Airbus orders it's about employme...

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1945

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

737MAX. Boeing made a dumb and deadly decision to get rid of additional training by installing a flawed augmentation system. In the best case scenario that cost them a huge amount in compensation and potential profit, in the worst case scenario it’ll sink the most profitable plane manufacturer in hi...

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3548

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

I can’t imagine many western toerists going to SA anytime soon, it probably has the worst image of any country on earth. Are you going there to commit terrorism {the reason to those beheadings)? Surely I would think that the same thing is going to occur in America if you do harm while visiting there...

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by Jetty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9367

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

The Dutch have made it a theme of national pride to be frugal, so they are used to being in an environment of lean and poor services as long as the main purpose is fulfilled, ie flying from A to B. I'll bet >80% of the passengers "used to being in an environment of lean and poor services"...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23009

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...

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by Jetty
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9367

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

bennett123 wrote:
waterbomber2

If the Dutch national theme is to be frugal, what is the French one?.

Must be strikes and violent protests. :smirk:

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by Jetty
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1263

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

I don't agree with the headline: "UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked". It should read: UK Ambassador resigns after a Twitter rant of Trump. A head of state should not react to an Ambassador of another country and certainly not by insulting another head of state, the Ambas...

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by Jetty
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18944

Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from Boeing relating to the production of the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina, where there have been allegations of shoddy work. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/federal-prosecutors-issue-subpoena-for-boeing-787-dreamliner-records/ ...

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders
Replies: 50
Views: 14626

Re: KLM and Air France swaps wide body orders

What a farce... Any chance of AF's already delivered 787s being transferred to KLM? Why? This makes a lot of sense for both parties. Fleet commonality and right sizing. AF, by virtue of size and Paris is the bigger party, they can fill larger aircraft better. Bigger isn’t always better. KL is more ...

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9433

Re: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10

It's a shame, but KLM has only themselves to blame. Very poor planning on their part to rely on something (aircraft delivery) that is naturally unreliable. Boeing and KL are smart enough to not have an official event depend on an uncertain delivery. If KL wanted delivery a week ago it would probabl...

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by Jetty
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9433

KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10

A big damper for KLM: tomorrow morning the first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner would land at Schiphol and thus herald the festivities around the 100th anniversary of the airline. But due to delivery problems, the arrival is canceled and the party will be celebrated with another random aircraft from the ...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12717

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

According to a Capital Markets Day presentation, by 2025, the Group plans to retire the following types from service: B747-400s: thirteen in service at Lufthansa; B777-200(ER)s: six in service at Austrian Airlines; A340-600s: seventeen in service at Lufthansa; A340-300s: ten in service at Lufthansa...

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4581

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

Miami wrote:
MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
they've reduced current service to seasonal.

Not true. Current service was always seasonal.

Both not true. KL MIA flights are bookable for this december. As are DL MCO flights btw, only TPA is seasonal.

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4581

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

KLM complains about MIA but BA, IB, LH, SWISS and Virgin seem to have made it work for decades, so why is KLM different ? KLM flies to many US cities yearly. BA and IB profit from the AA hub. The others from more local tourist demand. Dutch people mostly go to the Dutch Caribbean islands when on a ...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4581

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

Miami must be higher yielding than Las Vegas as there's actual business traffic to Miami (cruises, Latin America, etc.) The Dutch like cruises way less than the average westerner; KL itself has a expansive network in Latin America from AMS allowing for 1-stop connections to everywhere in South-Amer...

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 42
Views: 5147

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

Aesma wrote:
it's crazy he has so much support while avoiding campaigning altogether.

Just looking at the picture above it does look like he's campaigning. :boggled:

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 42
Views: 5147

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

I remember a humorous book I got few years ago, the Uxbridge dictionary. It had unusual definitions for common words ... the one for "piccaninny" (pick a ninny) was "the election of a new Tory leader" and given the field, it could hardly be more apt. I'm glad that Esther McVey w...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets
Replies: 44
Views: 9612

Re: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets

KLM themselves probably isn’t sure what they will do when the planes arrive so neither can we be. As shown by the arguments in this thread the planes have their use in multiple scenario’s hence KLM might very well have bought them without making a choice between them at this point.

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets
Replies: 44
Views: 9612

Re: KLM Orders E195-E2 Jets

As reported yesterday, KLM have placed an order for 15 E195-E2 plus purchase rights for another 20. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/19/klm-orders-up-to-35-embraer-planes-to-refresh-cityhopper-fleet.html I think for most people this was a surprise, given the current E-Jets are relatively new (the last ...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52903

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

:shakehead: It's 52 years for the 737 family (1967) and 32 years for the A320 family (1987). And how many years are there between MAX and XLR EIS? :wave: It should be six between the 7M8 and XLR according to the EIS date from Airbus (2017 vs. 2023). Ok, a 14 year difference then. My point still sta...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Istanbul’s New Airport Is Boosting a Budget Airline Instead of Turkish Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Bloomberg: Istanbul’s New Airport Is Boosting a Budget Airline Instead of Turkish Airways

Not surprising really, it happened in many cities in the world where a new farther away is build that the older and closer airport becomes the local favorite. TK being degraded to a 3-star airline can’t be helpful either. For years I’ve been reading about IST becoming the new mega hub. But instead o...

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