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by tomflyBRQ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22147

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

HER seems a very odd choice for a splash & dash for AF1 to me....why not one of the German US basis like Ramstein ? I was quite surprised by that as well. Why Crete? Any political reasons? Relationship between Greece and Turkey got recently worse again. Could the brief stopover to Greece be a s...

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by tomflyBRQ
Fri May 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 8042

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Can we please stop with this. It is well known that the AFKL tries to shift profits to KL and costs to AF due to the more favourable corporate tax rate in the Netherlands. You can criticize French public sector employees for a lot of things, but never underestimate their tax collectors’ intelligenc...

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by tomflyBRQ
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5524

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

... Children are primed to think what are 'appropriate' jobs for their gender when they are very young. Simply saying we should treat everyone equally and leave it at that is trite garbage as we've supposedly been doing that for decades and yet nothing has changed. Give it a push to get things movi...

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by tomflyBRQ
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 20330

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

To put things to perspective for our US friends, GDP of Greece is equivalent to that of South Carolina or Kentucky (if they were independent states). I am happy to be corrected but I guess those states also do not have much of direct transatlantic air service. Once government stops subsidizing its f...

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by tomflyBRQ
Wed May 10, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today
Replies: 22
Views: 5710

Re: Oldest aircraft variant still in production today

L410 E version first flight 1984, production started in 1985. Still being produced (about dozen a year), although new generation will replace it soon.

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by tomflyBRQ
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare (Smartwings) visitor in Antofagasta
Replies: 21
Views: 3263

Re: Rare (Smartwings) visitor in Antofagasta

Yes, it had stop planned at Easter Island.

The plane is in 64 seat configuration, 3 pilots (in case one gets sick), 4 FAs. Because of its light load it can probably do longer sectors. It is 26 day trip. The plane stays with travel group all the time.

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by tomflyBRQ
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 4109

Re: Van Air Europe receive CAA ban from UK airspace.

Interestingly according to Czech media who quote representative of Czech Civil Aviation Authority, the office is not investigating anything, it merely provides cooperation to UK's authorities. In fact, according to that person, the Czech Civil Aviation Authority was not even officially informed abou...

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