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by Zaf
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 3102

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Is anyone using a pickup with tractor tires in the NE?

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by Zaf
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 966
Views: 150851

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

What are the chances that they will reorder the MAXs and the 787 again in the future? No airline should reorder any max. Better wait 10 years for the successor. Use Airbus and second hand NGs in the meantime. For the 787 make sure it's not from Charleston. If Norwegian Long Haul (DU) stays in busin...

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by Zaf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4979

Re: Sweden and Denmark want Norway to re-enter SAS

Could we maybe see SAS and Norwegian merge while DY remains the brand to serve Norway and maybe some holiday destinations? They tried this in the past with SAS/Bråthens and it wasnt good for the consumers. SAS is never profitable but harms the competition. SAS should leave Norway alone. Wideröe doe...

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by Zaf
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Dennehy dead at 81
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Brian Dennehy dead at 81

So sad. Loved him in Gorky Park. Hated him in Rambo

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by Zaf
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166113

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Germany to close borders with Luxemburg, Austria, France, Switzerland, Denmark. https://www.politico.eu/article/germany-to-partially-close-borders-with-neighbors/ with lots of exceptions though. commuters can still spread the virus. it's to prevent our neighbours buying our stores empty. Can't stop...

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by Zaf
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe LHR slots: who will buy them?
Replies: 15
Views: 5951

Re: FlyBe LHR slots: who will buy them?

probably BA to add frequencies to NYC

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by Zaf
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125268

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

crownvic wrote:
What happens to airports like Newquay??? Will anyone fill the gap?


Flying to places with a small population could be the reason they are bankrupt. NQY should be connected by train from LON. better for the environment too.

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by Zaf
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166113

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

the situation in Europe was pretty much under control. Thanks to our sleepy neighbours from Italy we have an unstopable epidemic now. Expecting 100 cases in Germany and France by the weekend, 10.000 by end of March.

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by Zaf
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: visit Japan for Summer Olympics?
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: visit Japan for Summer Olympics?

the virus should be over by April. Don't eat any sushi or blowfish while you there.

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by Zaf
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike

So Russians are training the Turkish armed forces which might be used against them in Syria? Why haven't the Turkish just closed the airspace for Russian military craft? Just because they have different views on Syria doesn't mean they can't be friends. So, the Russian and Turkish leaders are suppo...

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by Zaf
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Russia kills 13 Turkish soldiers in Idlib airstrike

Dutchy wrote:
So Russians are training the Turkish armed forces which might be used against them in Syria? Why haven't the Turkish just closed the airspace for Russian military craft?

Just because they have different views on Syria doesn't mean they can't be friends.

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by Zaf
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraq to pay 4.8M€ for YI-AGP/ALM parking fee
Replies: 22
Views: 4480

Re: Iraq to pay 4.8M€ for YI-AGP/ALM parking fee

Sad. They spend most of their lives on the ground.

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by Zaf
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28973

Re: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations

Perhaps IAG can buy the 51%. Italy should have 2 legacy carriers and both should be profitable when well managed. That is the whole point. Italy cannot support two "legacy" carriers when bigger markets like Germany (Air Berlin bankrupt), the UK (BMI absorbed by BA), France or Spain (Air E...

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by Zaf
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28973

Re: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations

Perhaps IAG can buy the 51%. Italy should have 2 legacy carriers and both should be profitable when well managed.

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by Zaf
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China isolation impact on the rest of the world
Replies: 22
Views: 976

Re: China isolation impact on the rest of the world

People will realize how much of everyday goods are made in China. You have no idea unless you work in supply chain or are a customs officer.

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by Zaf
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the global currency switch from the USD to the GBP?
Replies: 41
Views: 1746

Re: Should the global currency switch from the USD to the GBP?

EstherLouise wrote:
I remember when a pound bought over $3. Now, a pound will buy you $1.30. Hmmm....

I remember a dollar was 3 Deutsche Mark, now its 1.7 only.
With 90% of consumer goods coming from China. we should use the Yuan globally.

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by Zaf
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tourism Numbers in Turkey: A Record High
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: 2019 Tourism Numbers in Turkey: A Record High

readytotaxi wrote:
And where do the Turkish people tend to go for their holidays if they travel abroad?

Greece, Bulgaria, Germany, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Ukraine, France, Italy, USA.

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by Zaf
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 1819

Re: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?

tommy1808 wrote:
Zaf wrote:
KMT are crazy. Until recently they even claimed outer Mongolia.


by recently you mean 20 years ago?

Best regards
Thomas

The DPP recognized in 2002 but the KMT were not happy about it.

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by Zaf
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing
Replies: 114
Views: 4279

Re: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing

UK exit was difficult due to the northern Ireland issue. Other countries don't have such problems. I could see Italy or Ireland leaving next which should be a much smoother process achievable within 12 months after a referendum. I can't speak for Italy, but what on earth makes you think Ireland wou...

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by Zaf
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 1819

Re: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?

KMT are crazy. Until recently they even claimed outer Mongolia.

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by Zaf
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing
Replies: 114
Views: 4279

Re: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing

UK exit was difficult due to the northern Ireland issue. Other countries don't have such problems. I could see Italy or Ireland leaving next which should be a much smoother process achievable within 12 months after a referendum.

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by Zaf
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing
Replies: 114
Views: 4279

Re: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing

Why would there be a referendum for Turkeys admission? We were not asked when less developed countries like Bulgaria and Romania joined. Now we have milions of Gypsies living from German welfare. We were also not asked about Mafia tax heavens like Malta and Southern Cyprus. We never had a say when e...

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by Zaf
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline
Replies: 57
Views: 9934

Re: Newspaper: SAS is working on a new airline

LuxuryTravelled wrote:
Snowflake Mk2?

or Blue2

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by Zaf
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would BA ever move their Stansted operations to Southend?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Would BA ever move their Stansted operations to Southend?

these 2 airports are called London airports but they actually serve different catchment areas, Cambridgeshire and Rochford district. Those local STN customers wont be happy about a move to SEN. Essential clients to London City are using either LHR or LCY.

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by Zaf
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Glasgow
Replies: 17
Views: 1016

Re: Protests in Glasgow

I think it's too early. There should be at least 15 years between referendums. They had their chance in 2014. They decided to continue let the English rule them. The English decided Brexit. Bad luck. Get over it.

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by Zaf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297649

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

No one is disputing that. But when someone is distrusted by many of their peers then the onus is on them to prove they are being truthful. The NTSB is invited by Iran as an observer. The recorders will be turned over to Ukraine. That should be sufficient. Anything else would be inappropriate and ag...

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by Zaf
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297649

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The one hour delay is the key to this case. Either a technical problem that already started at the ground / inbound flight or it was shot because at that time air defence didn't expect a flight.

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by Zaf
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192007

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Look some great news from today LOLOLOL:https://www.airlive.net/breaking-the-faa-confirmed-reviewing-a-potentially-catastrophic-wiring-issue-that-could-cause-a-short-circuit-on-the-boeing-737max/?fbclid=IwAR0sEdX1kPFbc179A-2Wagw20nBk5jWtN_FKYz8qSq9lKxawfvs3zf4Rg5I They really shoul'd srape the BOEI...

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by Zaf
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6028

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

In Greece your grandma will spill water on your car when you go on a long journey.

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by Zaf
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24821

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

Remember the aggressive marketing from FR like arrividerci Alitalia or Bye Bye Latehansa. Maybe these airlines can now do something like "pull up Ryanair"

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by Zaf
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DXB make the same "mistake" as LHR?
Replies: 23
Views: 9376

Re: Why did DXB make the same "mistake" as LHR?

they wanted it near the city for convenience. then the city grew too fast leaving only room to build 2nd runway and 2 more terminals.

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by Zaf
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development
Replies: 151
Views: 31372

Re: Airbus preparing next major aircraft development

maybe they replace A319 and 320 with larger versions of A220.
And this new development narrowbody 250-300 seats will replace A321, A321XLR, A300, A310 , 757.

Hopefully they develop new technologies. Single pilot or no pilot. hybrid powered.

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by Zaf
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?
Replies: 53
Views: 9214

Re: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?

KLM has always been bad in such situations. Even before the merger. I'm not surprised they put horses above humans. Hope they need to pay 250x600€. That's the only language they understand.

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by Zaf
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 30049

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

Blerg wrote:
Do CZ and TK cooperate? I can't imagine there being that much demand to fill an A380 to Istanbul without feed on both ends.


Both metros have a combined population of 40 millions plus and both are tourist and business hot spots. I don't think they need feed.

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by Zaf
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook
Replies: 177
Views: 29363

Re: Condor and its links to Thomas Cook

oschkosch wrote:
No idea why everybody keeps bringing LH into the game. Impossible for LH to acquire DE and get EU cartel authority approval!

who else would buy it? IAG, Ryanair, Norwegian, employees buy out?

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by Zaf
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 8474

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

That flap looks astonishingly intact, considering it fell from considerable hight. Perhaps it glided slowly. Seems like a quite common occurence on the 747-400 series. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/flap-loss-on-747-undetected-after-night-landing-456302/ https://news.aviation-safety.net...

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by Zaf
Sun May 26, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 2157

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

Is moving military flights from EIN to GRQ consistent with the capabilities one would expect of the Dutch military ? I can think of at least one country that is not friendly to the Netherlands and has the capacity to send military aircraft armed with weapons to or even into Dutch airspace - Not sur...

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by Zaf
Wed May 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 17912

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because it is a modern 21st century plane. Unlike the b737 a 1950ies fuselage with too large modern engines.

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by Zaf
Sun May 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 15352

Re: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Airbus should wait for alternative powered engines. Fuel-powered jet engines might be banned by 2030. The A320NG will continue to sell another 10 years like hot cake.

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by Zaf
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4543

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

737Max

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by Zaf
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?
Replies: 17
Views: 4542

Re: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?

Those are oneways Prices. Nothing exceptional about it

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by Zaf
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 20961

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Another topic, just for change :) Don't you think it's time for PC to review their livery? Yes! I want Pegasus on the fuselage instead of Flypgs.com and a new letter font on the tail and more dynamic coloring on the livery! I agree. I always read it "Flypigs". They should also change the ...

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by Zaf
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757528

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The DC-10 was grounded after American 191, and multiple other incidents like Turkish 981. I know we’re waiting on investigations to see what happened with both maxes, but maybe this notion is something to consider? Maybe not, and we’ll wait for the investigative findings. -Rowen To be absolutely ac...

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by Zaf
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 116
Views: 21274

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

TTailedTiger wrote:

Maybe the Chinese will ground the 777 tomorrow...


No need to ground it. The 777 is perfectly save to fly.
Only the 737MAX keeps diving and crashing.

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by Zaf
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 116
Views: 21274

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

Still nothing from FAA and EASA. Strange times we live in. The Chinese care more about safety and peoples lives than €urope and U$A

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by Zaf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757528

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

No, these developing countries have crashed numerous 737NG and A320 aircraft. No one called for grounding those fleets. But those were pilot errors and bad maintenance. The MAX keeps diving and pilots can't do anything about it. Nice intelligent comment that is completely factually incorrect. If it...

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by Zaf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757528

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

TTailedTiger wrote:
No, these developing countries have crashed numerous 737NG and A320 aircraft. No one called for grounding those fleets.

But those were pilot errors and bad maintenance. The MAX keeps diving and pilots can't do anything about it.

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anshabhi wrote:
AI B77L SFO-DEL flies 18 hours non stop!!
Check out playback of flight AI174 from San Francisco to Delhi on Flightradar24. https://fr24.com/data/flights/ai174#1fbd3f3a


Can't they fly pacific route via Siberia and China?

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