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by c933103
Sun May 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

There are enough thread on airliners.net that can be outright describe as satire...

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2456

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Just saw the news about cancellation of funding for California high speed rail - Well nothing can be done if the government is actively working against the people and blocking people from.improving the place they live in Of course there is no money for it - everything is given away to those claimin...

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2456

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

One more tidbit I will throw out there. CNBC ran this excellent piece on High Speed Rail, and why we don't have it in the US. Very good watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaf6baEu0_w&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1zP5fTS5NbgphXNlt18PP3AOcOu-Rh6kfzD3rANtM3EsjhWVErQY0cePo could you replace rai...

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2456

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

From everything I've read about it, it was a case of ever-expending scope in the form of more and more stops along the line causing outrageous cost overruns many times the initial estimate with no end in sight. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55ff4befe4b029a3a1975b6c/55ff4c6de4b06ae6b94dff59...

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2456

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Just saw the news about cancellation of funding for California high speed rail - Well nothing can be done if the government is actively working against the people and blocking people from improving the place they live in. From everything I've read about it, it was a case of ever-expending scope in ...

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 708
Views: 116092

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I believe JAL and ANA can choose to fly wherever they want to from HND. There is no such restriction like in the US. If I remember correctly this was the argument from Delta about liberalizing HND gateway. Problem is I don't even know whether JAL and ANA combined can come up with 12 destinations th...

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2456

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Just saw the news about cancellation of funding for California high speed rail - Well nothing can be done if the government is actively working against the people and blocking people from.improving the place they live in

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 849

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

If you have all the fuels that send waste onto the space, why don't you jist burn them all?
And there're already enough space waste up there

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 708
Views: 116092

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I think I read that DL only got 5 of their 6 requests. What was #6? They got SEA, PDX, DTW, ATL, and HNL. They already do MSP and LAX. I don’t see what is missing. They didn’t request SLC so it’s not that. If DL were to start SLC-Asia, my personal opinion is that KE 787 to ICN is the best choice. T...

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by c933103
Sat May 18, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage

Background: Taiwanese court ruled that the marriage act restricting marriage to between a man and a woman unconstitutional, so they're going to change the marriage act, but then different opinions emerged on the society, then both sides decided to take the issue to referendum, and issues being voted...

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by c933103
Fri May 17, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18429

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

I have just read a Japanese newspaper from last month saying that, the situation around 737 Max could affect the time MRJ come onto the market. Because back in year 1979, they was trying to certify the aircraft MU300, however problems occurred to MD aircraft at the time caused FAA to heighten their ...

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by c933103
Fri May 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 708
Views: 116092

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/00000 ... 03358.html
Delta released a press release about the application in Japanese
HND-SEA will use 339, HND-DTW will use 359, HND-ATL will use reconfigured 772ER, HND-PDX will use 332, HND-HNL will use 763ER
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https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/00000 ... 03358.html
Delta released a press release about the application in Japanese
HND-SEA will use 339, HND-DTW will use 359, HND-ATL will use reconfigured 772ER, HND-PDX will use 332, HND-HNL will use 763ER

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by c933103
Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 24
Views: 5223

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

BBD's rail business is in serious problems - two years after deliveries to the NY subway were to be complete, 120 still to go out of the 300 with delivers shut off until BBD fixes the problems in the units already delivered. There are 4 other major contracts that are teetering at default. Canada's ...

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by c933103
Thu May 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 1889

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Probably still sour about Iranian revolution?

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by c933103
Thu May 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 7461

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

One of the reason why JR Central at Japan is building the maglev is that they argue the energy consumption of it is going to be half of what air travel would be.

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by c933103
Thu May 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12039

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

You are thinking (very) short term. N / S Korea had a rather satisfactory peace treaty in the works. ... Which the US trashed. The current South Korea government is okay and prefer normalizing their relationship with North Korea as soon as possible, even before North Korea take concrete steps to de...

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by c933103
Thu May 16, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18429

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

Yes freedom to fail, but the MRJ brings a whole new dimension to the equation. 80-90 seaters cruising up high with the big boys, 50% faster than the Q400, but at a fuel flow of 1250kg per hour or about 40% more than the Q400. Cruise speed's effect on trip time is not that significant for a typical ...

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by c933103
Thu May 16, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like SIN-SEA
Replies: 23
Views: 6199

Re: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like YVR-SEA

I don't think SQ will serve YVR for a long time. I'm surprised they even started 4 weekly to SEA considering they went all in with SFO and LAX. Perhaps it's to capture tech traffic. -Singapore is a tech hub and a gateway to India. 9% of SG citizens/PRs are of Indian descent. YVR used HKG (a route w...

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by c933103
Wed May 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12039

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Kim didn't promise anything they are not willing to do yet but that's for another discussion You are thinking (very) short term. N / S Korea had a rather satisfactory peace treaty in the works. ... Which the US trashed. The current South Korea government is okay and prefer normalizing their relatio...

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by c933103
Wed May 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12039

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Well we won't know what was going on behind the doors, but before that incident, news on both sides were reporting that most of the negotiation have been done and there were only a few aspects like exact wording of the final agreement that are not yet decided yet. So while they are not necessarily ...

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by c933103
Wed May 15, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7C to relaunch flights between CJU-FUK
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: 7C to relaunch flights between CJU-FUK

The only flight to Jeju from the entire Kyushu?

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by c933103
Wed May 15, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2456

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Some good thoughts in this discussion so far - I would add that since the government railways in Japan were privatized in the 1980s and 90s, companies had to contend with massive maintenance costs given heavy usage of both passenger and freight lines. They couldn’t increase user fees much, so they ...

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by c933103
Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18429

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

You’re talking true “commuter” flying. In small props. And in my statements I’ve called for all RJs, or at least large RJs, to go back to mainline. Not necessarily all “commuter” flying. An 86k lb 80 person jet that flies hub to hub and can fly over 2,000nm is no longer doing commuter/regional flyi...

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by c933103
Tue May 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12039

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

This is not only a problem for Boeing but for the supply chains. Companies that make the wires and upholstery and carbon fiber and so forth. Is America great yet so we can get rid of this guy? I don't think his most major opponents in the democrats, namely Biden, is in a position to take over Trump...

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by c933103
Tue May 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2456

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Railroad: IIRC there are plans like the Texas Central project that's trying to build entirely private high speed rail operation in the United States, yet they are still facing fierce oppositions. There's Virgin Rail USA (Former Brightline) in Florida, which IIRC is privately-built. On the flip side...

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by c933103
Tue May 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12039

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Reuters published a report saying the reason for the change in Trump's attitude was because China backtracked many promises they have made. Did they really promise anything, or was that Trump's interpretation of what was said in his usual need to be seen to be "winning"? Well we won't kno...

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by c933103
Tue May 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2456

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Railroad: IIRC there are plans like the Texas Central project that's trying to build entirely private high speed rail operation in the United States, yet they are still facing fierce oppositions.

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by c933103
Tue May 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12039

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

After recent exchange I think the chance that America and China can reach a deal is less than 1%. Reuters published a report saying the reason for the change in Trump's attitude was because China backtracked many promises they have made. Then China published some sort of message to all the citizens ...

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by c933103
Tue May 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 126
Views: 11291

Re: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport

Is there good public transportation in place or planned between PEK and PKX? I'm planning a trip to China in October probably flying BA and although the flight shows as being to PEK, I'm wondering when or whether BA would switch to PKX? There will be an airport express train connecting PKX and the ...

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1818

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

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Is it not just common sense to have insurance on place before any trip to cover such possibilities? No matter where you are going.

Sometimes people are buying travel insurances robotically and doesn't realize some expenses are not covered

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 126
Views: 11291

Re: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport

MU reveal their PKX plan: https://www.sohu.com/a/313599725_260616?sec=wd http://www.xinhuanet.com/travel/2019-05/13/c_1124487819.htm They want to act quickly and move all their Beijing flights, except flights to Shanghai, into PKX, by March 2020. According to earlier documents, airlines the complete...

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 37
Views: 6787

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

Wait, so going by the logic, will LH move its own narrowbody ops to EW too? Including the Ju52?

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 126
Views: 11291

Re: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport

https://youtu.be/AI58h98ZNRI Video of the 4 landings. I've spent plenty of time spotting in the ME, but that has to be the dustiest airport I've ever seen! :shock: Beijing was affected by a severe dust storm on Sunday, while the dust storm should have already passed when they conduct these landings...

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 126
Views: 11291

Re: Routes in the works for forthcoming Beijing Daxing/PKX

UA857 wrote:
Will Daxing be like Haneda?

If you have to compare it this way then Daxing will be more like Narita

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12039

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

I know this borders Civil Aviation and Non-Civil Aviation, but this will impact the Boeing company, so I think this is fitting. BEIJING - China may be reducing the number of aircraft ordered at Boeing as revenge for the US government scaling up import tariffs. As a result, the Boeing share fell in ...

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 123
Views: 12039

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

GearShaft5 wrote:
Not only did they defend Ethiopia and Indonesia against Boeing,

They did not.

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18429

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

anshabhi wrote:
Lol! How many MRJ are in operation currently: 0

That's the point, like the Saab 340/2000 were a more advanced aircraft than the ATR/Q400 we have now but back then it was not popular because of the situation at the time but the situation could be different if they were here now

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18429

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

I agree. How about scope clauses eliminate anything larger than a 50 seater and limit flight distances to 500nm so they can again become “regional” or “commuter” flights, not cheaply outsourced mainline flights in what should be a mainline plane. You want 80 seat E175 E2s? Great. Nothing prohibitin...

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 150
Views: 18429

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

The MRJ looks great on paper, but how it will actually operate in commercial service are two different things. I hope Mitsubishi has learned from the lessons that Sukhoi has had to suffer through. IIRC supposedly Boeing would help them provide some sort of part or support network around the world?B...

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by c933103
Mon May 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 7931

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

After 797 they should bring the 2707 back to continue the numbering

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by c933103
Sat May 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese Kansai region mulls re-balancing its multi-airport system of KIX, UKB, ITM
Replies: 22
Views: 5189

Re: Japanese Kansai region mulls re-balancing its multi-airport system of KIX, UKB, ITM

https://www.kobe-np.co.jp/news/sougou/201905/0012315381.shtml In the latest round of meeting, they are now working to extend the Kobe airport opening hour by an hour (from 7-22 to 7-23) and increase available slot by 33% (from 60 slots a day to 80 slots), and a longer term prospect of opening the ai...

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by c933103
Sat May 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 9071

Re: Profile Picture/Avatar Upload Issues Thread

Face the same problem and this is what I get: Why have I been blocked? This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. The action you just performed triggered the security solution. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain...

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by c933103
Sat May 11, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 43
Views: 6465

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

Bug/Problem/etc: - Clicking the "Forum" button at https://www.airliners.net/user/account/settings/security page lead to an error message["No route found for "GET /{logged in user name}/profile/settings"] - At https://www.airliners.net/user/c933103/profile , a link to "m...

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by c933103
Sat May 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3586

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Strangely enough, the friends I have now are mostly a result of that 5 year old mentality of "let's be friends" and it kind of just stuck, even all these years later. Also, yeah, whenever I start to talk to someone, I like to always make it about them.. I guess I just have trouble figurin...

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by c933103
Sat May 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11015

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

They probably realized that they can't compete with EK/QR and thus there's little need for them to continue paying for the five stars?

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by c933103
Sat May 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1785

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

Christian family organization in my city also protest against a law that would make discriminating homosexual illegal. They think it is discriminatory against people who find homosexuality unacceptable if the government ban discrimination against homosexuality.

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by c933103
Sat May 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4485

Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

I read on the internet that a Chinese person at Dublin tried to book the DUB-EDI-PEK flight but Hainan cannot answer whether the flight would require British visa or not so he picked another airlines instead. Ireland and UK have reciprocated on Visas for PRC nationals. This is a non issue. Like mos...

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by c933103
Sat May 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB
Replies: 16
Views: 4485

Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

I read on the internet that a Chinese person at Dublin tried to book the DUB-EDI-PEK flight but Hainan cannot answer whether the flight would require British visa or not so he picked another airlines instead.

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