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by Loew
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

Let me ask my European friends here--is the EU sustainable long term if it continues along the premise of trying to be an all-encompassing pan-European model of governance? Is it possible? People--all people--are the product of culture, history and traditions, language, social mores, etc. How can t...

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by Loew
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Main question is, whether are these guys going to turn their backs on MEP salary :rotfl: As far as I know, mr. Farage has kept the 3million Euro's the EU has paid him for doing nothing. It may look like nothing to an untrained eye, but Mr. Farage has been a great contributor to local economy, thank...

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by Loew
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

KLDC10 wrote:
It's a joke. The entire Election Campaign was based on the Spitzenkandidat system, which has just been abandoned. The way the EU has gone about this really is indefensible.


Yeah? And who cares what do you think about the EU in Moscow?

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by Loew
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

Main point here is that the V4 countries, and eastern EU in general completely lost their representation. Yes, Timmermans is no the EUCO president, however price for this achievement is the fact, that neither V4 nor other eastern EU countries got any representation in EU bodies after this EU council...

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by Loew
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Main question is, whether are these guys going to turn their backs on MEP salary :rotfl:

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by Loew
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Thankfully we never joined Schengen. We like to know who and what comes in to our country (within reason). Yet, you glorious kingdom is full of immigrants, and you know jack squat. And that is only thanks to completely inept border force, which per your own words, you are a proud member of. British...

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by Loew
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Yawn, here we go again. You now what? I can recognise that there is a true democracy, when trolls like you can just spit out this nonsense all around the internet without any repercussions whatsoever. People you don't agree with = Trolls who should be silenced. Good to know where you stand on that....

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by Loew
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Let me see: a group of elected politicians elect their next leader... I'd swear something very similar is happening right now in the UK, isn't it? :scratchchin: The only difference is in the EU this is done on a cross-party basis, so the next leaders can work with a stabe majority, both in number o...

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by Loew
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

So will Hungary have accomplished what they wanted to do by the time the EU completes its investigations and implement the force of Article 7? If the issue is / was to rid the nation of immigrants, they may accomplish the feat, so where is the protection? So what’s the priority in EU? Our biggest E...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

German economy is headed towards a recession. That will be the canary in the coal mine. With a debilitated Germany, Italy (already started) will be pushier against the EU. Even Netherlands has its own version of Brexit (Nexit) which is becoming more popular. IMO the key is France. As far as globali...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

Dutchy wrote:
Loew wrote:
What is the target however? EU federation? Or EU as an intergovernmental organisation? Or EU as an confederation?


That is the eternal question nobody agrees upon.


After 50 + years it´s time to choose 8-)

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

Interesting, why do you include explicitly Poland to your inner circle, when in that region Slovakia is already much more integrated than Poland? Plus it is currently and has been the most eurooptimistic country in that region. Also what about the Baltics? Southern EU countries, Spain, Portugal, It...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

Let´s imagine Brexit has happened. Which steps should EU take next? Where would you like to see the EU in say 10 years from now? What do you think the future holds for the EU? I´d love to hear your opinions :chat: My opinion: With the UK out of the picture, we will probably see more integration, pr...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

I think you will get the EU of the inner circle and the outer circle. The inner circle will integrate more and more and will function as a country and the outer circle will consist of countries with various degree of integration. The inner circle will consist of the Nordic countries, Benelux, Germa...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

EU after Brexit: What´s next?

Let´s imagine Brexit has happened. Which steps should EU take next? Where would you like to see the EU in say 10 years from now? What do you think the future holds for the EU? I´d love to hear your opinions :chat: My opinion: With the UK out of the picture, we will probably see more integration, pro...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5500

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

From Paris to Dallas I might have only because it's a daytime flight. I'm not sure I would have taken it if it was a red-eye. I don't mind too much flying middle seat when I'm surrounded by my family but with strangers it's a different story and if the guy next to is 6'5", 245lbs he's most lik...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

in the end, I guess among other things we are goint to read A101 and melody boys posts well into 2020. Yet after Brexit, there will still be a CONTINUOUS need for the UK to remain in PERMANENT and MASSIVE contact with the EU! The idea that somehow the EU is magically going to disappear from the Bri...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

One has to wonder, how surprised are all these hardcore brexiteers going to be, when Boris asks for yet another extension. The UK is not ready to crash out of the EU at all, and Boris is a well known unscrupulous liar. Several EU diplomats have already suggested another extension beyond October 31st...

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by Loew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2599

Re: America The Bully?

I wonder, has America become an international bully? Going from policing the world to bullying countries in line in 15 years? IMO, it started with Bush Jr. and his "You are With Us or Against Us". And now with Trump threatening anyone who does not do as he likes: "My Way or the High ...

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by Loew
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

KLDC10 wrote:
Klaus wrote:
So the next Tory PM will be the one comparing the EU to Nazi Germany or the one comparing the EU to the Soviet Union. Good luck with those "renegotiations"! :rotfl:


I think that the USSR comparison was very close to reality.


That's a good trolling effort.

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by Loew
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18513

Re: EU elections

It’s really really simple if the EU wants to survive. Keep freedom of movement of goods and stop the automatic freedom of movement of people. Like it was originally set up for all those unvoted for years ago. A trading block. I will get shouted down with “but you can’t have one without the other, i...

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by Loew
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

If they do not wish to claim asylum in France, they should be detained and deported. Well since we are legally still in the EU anyone claiming asylum who arrive in the UK after passing through another EU country can, under certain circumstances, be returned to the first EU country they entered, und...

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by Loew
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18513

Re: EU elections

As long as you continue to write stuff designed to divide western populations, just like the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, I continue to see Putin in your scripts. I am not dividing your population Dutchy. It is divided already, and it has nothing to do with Putin, Russia, me, that “I...

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by Loew
Wed May 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Because ROI can no longer conduct there own trade agreements the UK could not put to the ROI a similar agreement that was reached like the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Agreement Of 1965. So it’s time for remainers to take a look in the mirror to see who is actually putting up barriers as I have said befo...

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by Loew
Tue May 28, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1958
Views: 104948

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Hard Brexit = WTO. For the tories, best short term. For the country the absolute worst option. You keeping thinking in terms that the EU is all that matters to the UK in the way of trade......you going to be in for a rude shock when all this is over. The UK is a insignificant market for the EU so i...

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by Loew
Sun May 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18513

Re: EU elections

Here are some news from the east, more specificially Slovakia: (not to be confused with Slovenia ;) ) According to the only exit poll available, several pro-EU parties made it to the EU parliament, together they should hold 9 seats out of 13 (14 after Brexit). Apparently hard eurosceptics / rusophil...

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by Loew
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108215

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Heck, the EU decided to ask its people what they think. For reasons a lot of people in Germany knew and cared enough about it to participate while in other countries at least one was not the case. Again, it was only a consultation, people asked about their opinions. I really don't get what your pro...

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by Loew
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108215

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Personally I think that A50 revocation would be the worst outcome for everybody. Let´s be honest here, politically speaking the UK is an absolute mess right now, and A50 revocation would most probably do nothing in that matter. However, due to the treaties in place we all know, the whole of the EU w...

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by Loew
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 neo opportunity - Bangkok Airways
Replies: 20
Views: 4144

Re: A319 neo opportunity - Bangkok Airways

This appears to be an A220 win. A220 has shorter max. range of 5920km vs. 6850km of A319neo, however the longest routes appears to be BKK-MLE and BKK-BOM, both more or less slightly above 3000km. A220 however is at MZW 4,5t lighter than A319neo, has slightly larger cargo space (28 vs. 27 m3) and in ...

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by Loew
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?
Replies: 23
Views: 5343

Re: Flybe drops Southend - Budapest, Glasgow, Manchester, Milan, Prague and Vienna. Anyone know why?

Budapest and Prague has been both taken over by easyJet. Ryanair took Milan. And I guess Ryanair could sell KSC as Vienna - East :duck: Seriously though currently VIE has up to 12 - 15 flights to London a day, with fares as low as 20 EUR o/w so clearly Stobart can use those embraers better elsewhere...

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by Loew
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 47
Views: 13266

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

Air Belgium appears to be operating 4 A343s these days. However, current HKG schedule can be flown with just one frame. That being said, its clear this airline has already moved into charter / lease business anyway. That means no runway extensions and further investment at CRL is necessary. Making p...

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by Loew
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 11979

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

I think there's a halfway house. The EU insists on efficiency labelling for electronic goods. It offers a quick way for consumers to see the characteristics of the device they are buying. I think some standard could be arrived at for displaying the key metrics for airline seats, shoulder room, leg ...

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by Loew
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium operating for BA
Replies: 15
Views: 3891

Re: Air Belgium operating for BA

Air Belgium - trip report with 25 passengers Charleroi - Hong Kong. https://onemileatatime.com/air-belgium-business-class-a340/ It's actually a surprise to see 25 pax on the flight. Their fare is not attractive compare to CX's HKG-BRU, especially on business class. I really wonder how long they can...

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by Loew
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 16771

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Sorry but CSA never operated ORD. Only JFK, EWR, YYZ and YUL. No, they also went to ORD, though it's been many years. Some of my ORD photography friends were recently posting some old pics of CSA planes at ORD. Could be charter, but there were no regular flights to ORD operated by CSA. Then again, ...

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by Loew
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 16771

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Any possibility of United adding an ORD-PRG service? CSA used to come to ORD, since then nothing. Sorry but CSA never operated ORD. Only JFK, EWR, YYZ and YUL. No, they also went to ORD, though it's been many years. Some of my ORD photography friends were recently posting some old pics of CSA plane...

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by Loew
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China reportedly interested in acquiring Alitalia stake
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Air China reportedly interested in acquiring Alitalia stake

Wow! They have found another sucker? Surely not..they cannot be that mad to buy into an Airline that has been on life support for decades? What are Alitalia’s assets.. some landing slots, leased planes and a lot of debt. That is all true, however Alitalia is still a EU based airline, with an EU cou...

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by Loew
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 16771

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

fightforlove wrote:
Any possibility of United adding an ORD-PRG service? CSA used to come to ORD, since then nothing.


Sorry but CSA never operated ORD. Only JFK, EWR, YYZ and YUL.

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by Loew
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium operating for BA
Replies: 15
Views: 3891

Re: Air Belgium operating for BA

Glad they're finding homes for these birds. Has Air Belgium started any of their intended operations? HKG? Air Belgium operations for july and august to HKG are as follows: KF851 CRL1410 – 0740+1HKG 343 147 KF852 HKG1030 – 1715CRL 343 2 KF852 HKG1140 – 1815CRL 343 15 So three flights a week as oppo...

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by Loew
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 14987

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

No, Gemuser. That is totally wrong. ICAO is a UN organisation which makes recommendations to UN member states about how civil aviation rules are made in individual countries or groups of countries. And they recommend as much harmonisation a possible. There is of course no reason the EASA after Brex...

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by Loew
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 14987

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Dutchy: You are forgetting a very major point, for aviation technical areas, EASA/EU itself has no authority in international civil aviation, its authority is derived from the membership of ICAO by the various nation states of Europe, including the UK. The UK is still a member of ICAO and Brexit wi...

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by Loew
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 14987

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

EU commission has already issued a notice to stakeholders in januray 2018 in connection with air transport in a case of a no deal hard brexit. https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/legislation/brexit-notice-to-stakeholders-air-transport.pdf Bottom line is, if the UK leaves the EU with...

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by Loew
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?
Replies: 55
Views: 5510

Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?

Hello everyone, In this hypothetical scenario, if cold war actually turned hot leading to thermonuclear WW3, what would happen to bombers after dropping their bombs? There probably wouldn´t be enough fuel to return to base. Were the crews trained on how to crash land and survive in an enemy nuclear ...

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by Loew
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days
Replies: 14
Views: 2663

Re: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days

I can imagine this drone in civil usage, however I fail to see its military potential, eventhough British see it apparenty. It seems to be slow, fairly easy to shoot down and there is also no EMP protection apparently (yes i know, cold war era requirement). So yes, this could be definitely used for ...

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by Loew
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6358

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

I flew TU154M and an IL18 but I don´t know if these count. Anyway it has been a pretty standard experience on board both types, apart from a general run-down look. The IL-18!!!! Wow..love that!!! Please, can you elaborate on your memories..?? When, where, which airline... etc.. Thanks!! As for the ...

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by Loew
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC
Replies: 19
Views: 4107

Re: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC

To me, these recent events are a microcosm of the changing dynamics of Mainland/Taiwan relationship. Mainland China has marched on while Taiwan has stagnated. Their economic power and influence are no longer comparable and the Mainland is increasingly making this advantage count. I can only see thi...

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by Loew
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6358

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

I flew TU154M and an IL18 but I don´t know if these count. Anyway it has been a pretty standard experience on board both types, apart from a general run-down look.

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by Loew
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the EU similar to Google?
Replies: 34
Views: 1165

Re: Is the EU similar to Google?

My German Passport gives me Visa Free Access to 176 countries and both of us enjoy living in countries that are rules by the law and not by some elected ruler. To stay with the question, the EU and it's member states are ruled by the law. The Division of powers are in effect and new laws that are p...

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by Loew
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12045

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

I don´t think that BRU is underserved. Brussels as well as surrounding region is very well connected to other major hubs in the area by several high speed rail links and extensive network of roads. Mainly because it's in Belgium.... What's your point? Belgium is small, has very little economic power...

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by Loew
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5858

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

It appears that the ticket price was composed of 1 pound fare plus airport taxes. When making a booking via ba.com, you only get to see actual composition of the price only once, in a non primary table, which is pretty much hidden in a swarm of other ads/info (avios points, flight details, upgrade o...

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