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by Jetty
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 17
Views: 3407

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

Why did KLM ever agree to the merger? The leader of KLM at that time was very fond of AF. The merge between KLM and BA seemed inevitable and some key agreements were agreed but KLM chose AF in a dramatic fashion. That is what I understand but the reality may differ. I think I read at some point on ...

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by Jetty
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 17
Views: 3407

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

My educated guess. - Air France has to become more profitable. (Ben Smith seems to be doing a good job rationalizing brands and preventing strikes, but the latter comes at a huge cost by giving in to union demands which isn't sustainable going forward as French unions basically demand all profit in ...

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by Jetty
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 81
Views: 10510

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

This guy ended up being unlucky to have departed from CDG when the bar staff wasn’t on strike. :duck:

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by Jetty
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 93
Views: 9585

Re: Delta luggage abuse

If that happens you still get advised to take expensive (or priceless) items with you on the plane. Passenger is to blame here. I have been told to gate check my carry-on many times.... Not once was I advised that I should remove valuables from it. With many airlines it's also written on the luggag...

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by Jetty
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 2505

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

DIRECTFLT wrote:
I'm hoping for Sarah's replacement to be her Dad, Mike Huckabee.

But really... it's Alex Jones for Press Secretary that has me dreaming...

I’m hoping for the return of Anthony Scaramucci. :bouncy:

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by Jetty
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 93
Views: 9585

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Who packs a "priceless heirloom" in checked baggage? Oh, this specimen... If you read the article, it was a carry-on that Delta made her check because there was no overhead bin space. If that happens you still get advised to take expensive (or priceless) items with you on the plane. Passe...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 29
Views: 3760

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

If Johnson gets it, we will get more press conference like this or this and there are many more. Painful to see Boris's his conclusion: I think we got through that alright. He was the only one in that room that day...... This was truly painful for anyone to see and you would almost feel sorry for o...

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3814

Re: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

The caught criminal was part of the entourage of an American rapper (Jason Derulo). Probably gonna spend about 3 months in jail, he's lucky that the jails in The Netherlands are comfier than those in the US.

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3814

Re: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

FlyingSicilian wrote:
This guy probably forgot it in his carry on and TSA missed it stateside.

He didn't come from the USA as then he didn't have to go through the security check. Much more likely he came from a country with lax security and was transferring to the USA.

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3814

Re: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Was he transiting, originating, or terminating his trip in Amsterdam?

It says it was discovered at a security scan. Thus he must have been originating in Amsterdam or transiting and originating from a country other than an EU-member, the USA, Canada or Singapore.

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3002
Views: 297649

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If NTSB discovers inadequacies, what happens? Can they force re-certification on Boeing? How long would it take to do that? The NTSB would make recommendations to the regulatory body who has the authority to accept, reject or modify then mandate implementation. Wanna guess who the regulatory body i...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 12884

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TK787 wrote:
Hope it picks up June, July, August and maybe by then capacity will be up with MAX returning, 6 x 789s joining.

Any info about load-factors; is capacity the cause of the decline, or demand? If the latter, the MAX issues or only convenient.

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 18250

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

“We want that experience to be as positive as possible and this expansion provides greater options, including the ability to achieve greater connectivity. “I’m delighted to be able to show the First Minister what we have delivered and to demonstrate the commitment and dedication of our staff and ev...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18055

Re: EU elections

Because a lot of NGO ships were not rescuing migrants, they went just outside Libya waters and wait for them. What they were doing was no rescuing but encouraging people to go 12 miles out and wait. If theses NGO were supporting theses migrants in Europe for their whole life it could be an other st...

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 29
Views: 3760

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

scbriml wrote:
Jetty wrote:
Your choice should be easy if you consider who will be interior minister: Sajid Javid or dreadful Diane.


You mean Diane "math degree" Abbott? :rotfl:

That's her :thumbsup: Or Diane "Mao did more good than bad" Abbott. Endless gaffes to choose from. :P

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18055

Re: EU elections

Why are you deliberating confusing illegal aliens with asylum seekers? To make the obvious perfectly clear: illegal aliens have no right to anything you mentioned and thus they don't get any. Asylum seekers are a bit different of course, if they are granted a status, they are allegeable for welfare...

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7315

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

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KL now planning to go daily to BOM from October.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-w19/

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 29
Views: 3760

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

I feel like a chicken on a Kebab spit, shafted from both ends. Bonkers Boris or Corbyn, hardly a choice, Hey, if BoJo gets one Corbyn deserves an adjective as well. :bigmouth: ‘Comrade Corbyn’ seems deserved. Your choice should be easy if you consider who will be interior minister: Sajid Javid or d...

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by Jetty
Fri May 31, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6290

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

MileHFL400 wrote:
Hope they see some jail time for endangering lives

They don’t even need to. After their announcement they can just call in supposed drone sightings. From the governments reaction at what did or did not happen at LGW we know that they aren’t capable of dealing with this.

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by Jetty
Fri May 31, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16073

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

I doubt this is much O&D - its just capturing a market that has gotten to the point they are sick of making an ATL/MIA/CLT connection. I am pretty certain the traffic has been there, it has just been flowing over all the East Coast hubs and BA and LH have not been able to accommodate. There’s n...

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by Jetty
Fri May 31, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16073

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Before Zurich started, Edelweiss advertised Tampa Bay as a vacation destination from Zurich and stimulated local demand. British Airways has done the same thing in the past. It doesn't seem like this has been done (at least not successfully) for Amsterdam. From what I noticed KLM was already busy a...

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by Jetty
Thu May 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 19726

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

As for Istanbul Airport "to be sold", that's a very big misinterpretation. All the facilities and those to-be-built ones as well as the land itself belongs to the State. The four IGA partners (as of today) have the rights or a BOTS licence to operate this Airport for a period of 25 years,...

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by Jetty
Wed May 29, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 5969

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

Joon is an airline for millennials. If you didn’t like the experience, may I ask if you were part of their target audience? Maybe it’s just a generation gap at play here.

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by Jetty
Sun May 26, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7315

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

edealinfo wrote:
Given that AMS will be in a hole for FAR longer than LHR on the slot issue (at least LHR is getting a 3rd runway)

:? Slot issue is political. Tentative decision is to allow 40.000 extra slots per 2021. Thus not at all like LHR.

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by Jetty
Fri May 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

P1aneMad wrote:
Why not post in the language that this video is on then? Why in English for a discussion that only German speakers can participate?

Because many are (much) more fluent in English yet able to understand YouTube level German.

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by Jetty
Fri May 24, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 29
Views: 3760

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

Johnson, the man who as foreign secretary used a colonial poem in a Buddhist shrine in Myanmar and once describes "...that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies,". He also mentioned "waterm...

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by Jetty
Fri May 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: YouTube Star crushing German‘s largest political party?

Actually this is an English speaking forum. Otherwise there is no need to write in English, just write in the language of your choice so only German/Dutch/whatever speakers can participate. It might surprise you but many people speak 2/3/4 languages, thus many people on this English speaking forum ...

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by Jetty
Fri May 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16073

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

How many services is AA running into LHR each day by comparison? Its worth remembering, in terms of Transatlantic traffic, the AA-BA Joint Venture is the largest from one airport (LHR) American Airlines' own flights total 20 a day in Summer 2019 across Making DL at AMS larger than AA at LHR. Remark...

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by Jetty
Fri May 24, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 35
Views: 3445

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Every Caribbean island. Some of the Dutch islands have more service to AMS than to MIA/FLL/NYC combined. Meanwhile, no American island has a TATL except for Puerto Rico, which has Spain (surprise!). Difference being that the Dutch islands are still Dutch, and that’s more than just a colonial legacy...

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by Jetty
Thu May 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 29
Views: 6751

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

This is only a scenario IF the Dutch government places a limit on fares. So nothing confirmed and they don’t want to reduce their flights. That limit would mean the London flight would operate at a loss. This acc to Dutch news; https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/garuda-drei...

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by Jetty
Thu May 23, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7315

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

I'm sure they would if they could, but the problem is that Amsterdam is full. They cannot grow there anymore, for each new flight they have to drop an existing flight. Every 'season' there are some new slots available. Coming winter at least 9W, WW and some full freighters will have left. Based on ...

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by Jetty
Wed May 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7315

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

Does anyone know how much of 9W's long haul capacity has been replaced by DL, VS, KL now? what is the bilateral with NL and India? Is there any capping of capacity or frequency by KL to BLR? All of Western Europe is beyond 5000 km from DEL, so there is no cap for AMS. This might be Indian policy I’...

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by Jetty
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7315

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

Nimish wrote:
what is the bilateral with NL and India? Is there any capping of capacity or frequency by KL to BLR?

21 flights per week with a maximum of 7 to to a single destination. Thus currently not relevant other than that KL can’t expand at DEL.

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3633

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

What is the actual growth rate in passengers carried for each of the last 10 years for each airport? That would give us an example of the trends for each airport. The last 10 years is probably the wrong metric - given the recession. Peak pre recession was 2006 DFW 2006 60.2 million 2018 69.1 millio...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2548

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Who is making a "medical" argument? Not I. It appears the person I quoted is creating a straw man argument by claiming it isn't scientific. He is playing with semantics - i.e., sex versus gender. Tons of people, it is even added to the DSM, and recognized as such to justify gender transit...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8385

Re: VS announce BOM return

What's more surprising to me is that VS is launching BOM, not KLM or AF (re) starting service there. Those two hubs connect many more skyteam customers than VS at LHR. Maybe there is more to come. There is: KL will increase India capacity in the winter. They have slots nor airplanes to do that earl...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2548

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

This is ignorant to say the least. Acceptance of transgender identity is acceptance of gender identification not genital identification. There's nothing unscientific about that and, in fact, psychological studies indicate vastly improved mental health and life success when transgender people are fr...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3208

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Not sure how this works in Europe, but here in the USA, US medical insurance generally will cover emergency if you are on a trip. This is one of the areas where European countries differ most. In The Netherlands the public scheme includes worldwide coverage for urgent medical care on temporary stay...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2548

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Well, close. There are two sexes. By blurring common sense, it is come down to sexual behavioral disorders are now delegated to various "genders." People with gender identity disorder need to come to grips with the truth and accept that medical science cannot magically change someone from...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8005

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

QR would to be hit the hardest of the three, since they've been blockaded from UAE, Saudi, and Bahrain airspace. I think otherwise. The UAE are strongly aligned with SA and can expect to receive incoming missiles from Iran if a war would happen. Compared to that blocked airspace is a rather minor p...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special assistance and charges?
Replies: 12
Views: 1459

Re: Special assistance and charges?

I received a series of snotty emails, warning me that this was not possible to arrange within 4 days of departure, and then that the service of escorting a minor to the departure gate would cost $60/flight! I was not exactly enamored by the tone of the customer service emails, and the fact of charg...

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by Jetty
Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 21437

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

BA actually has one of the highest operating margins of any European airline. Customer net promoter scores at just about record levels and punctality is setting new records. I can believe the part about operating margins, but behavior like with their tea that isn’t tea does come at a price: BA rank...

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by Jetty
Thu May 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 29
Views: 3760

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

This BoJo? https://news.images.itv.com/image/file/71572/image_update_2abc6cd2fcd60338_1343828413_9j-4aaqsk.jpeg :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Laugh all you want, it’s happening! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7035607/PM-showdown-party-secret-location-stop-leaks-MPs-predi...

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by Jetty
Thu May 16, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 21437

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

This is confusing all over. BA should show some intercultural sensitivity by not naming something tea that isn’t tea. They might think it makes sense with their English background but for anyone else in the world it does not. At a price of 5 pounds I would think afternoon tea is tea with a surcharge...

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by Jetty
Tue May 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11704

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

Doesn’t SFO have ‘Pacific Northwest supremacy’?

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by Jetty
Tue May 14, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16430

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Bobloblaw wrote:
Max 8 is newer version of the 737-800, but the reverse is not true

:? This needs some explaining. Newer versus older are two sides of the same coin. What else in the world is newer where the item that’s compared with isn’t older at the same time?

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by Jetty
Tue May 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16430

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Irony is the media’s purpose was just for that reason, looks as if they now need some check and balance system Doesn’t beat the irony of a maneuvering augmentation system that sends an aircraft into the ground. And If anything needs some check and balance system it’s the certification of US airplan...

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by Jetty
Mon May 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 19726

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Wow...Skytrax really is a huge joke. Sad that they're taken as the main source for ratings TK can't really complain: when they were still paying for their awards it was as much a joke as it is now and TK had no problem at all marketing their bought awards. Skytrax, the acknowledged name associated ...

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by Jetty
Sun May 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11198

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

It's time for empathy for an airline that has provided excellent service and made some mistakes in terms of investment and cooperation with other airlines. Some mistakes you say? :eek: Etihad arguably had the worst investment strategy of the 21st century, even including companies outside the aviati...

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by Jetty
Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 27772

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Yes, and it reads "Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits ". You should really read it again and again. If the profit for the previous year was 100 then last year they made a profit of 41. That's still a PROFIT . I hope you're not an accountant by trade! I hope you know basic arithme...

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