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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany lying about Covid numbers?
Replies: 53
Views: 2782

Re: Germany lying about Covid numbers?

Don’t feed the troll, people...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society
Replies: 126
Views: 4344

Re: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society

I recently listened to an interesting podcast by the German Der Spiegel magazine. They argued that this election might be the last election that the current Republican Party - the way it's ideologically and politically oriented right now - will be able to win. They completely turned their backs on a...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society
Replies: 126
Views: 4344

Re: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society

The fact of the matter is EVERYONE needs to cool down and let the system at least attempt to work. People did exactly that. Again, again, again and again. Nothing changed. Another black citizen shot in the back. Seven times . In front of his children. Insanity... People have run out of patience and...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 11694

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

You are brushing off the strides Trump has made with criminal justice reform. Alice Johnson was imprisoned for life under a Democrat administration for a nonviolent drug offense. Trump commuted her sentence and many others. She is speaking at the RNC tommorow night. What is Joe Biden, the man who h...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10315

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

wearing cloth masks which provide ZERO protection (I can link you to a 2015 study done during the last Ebola outbreak which studied the effectiveness of cloth masks which states that it makes no difference in the case of virus protection) and dozens of children not wearing masks at all. It's not ab...

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by Lilienthal
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10315

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

Nobody gives a crap about heart disease until they get a heart attack. Nobody gives a crap about cancer until they get a diagnosis one day. Nobody gives a crap ab out the millions who die of malaria or malnutrition every year because it happens in poor remote countries nobody gives cares about. Yet...

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by Lilienthal
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10315

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

Everybody takes off their mask to eat or drink (then if there is COVID it'll spread). Covid does not spread immediately every time somebody encounters somebody with the virus. Instead it depends on the time spent in contact. So if there is a 4 hour flght and people take masks off for 30 minutes the...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4457

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

I'm sure the Benghazi-patriots will be up in arms about this, you'll see....

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22411

Re: Revisiting MH370

if someone really wants to see a biiiiiiiig conspiracy (and i am NOT in that camp, my bet is on a fire, or a suicide or a hijack) You're simply overestimating the intelligence service's capabilities of the US or China or Russia. They don't have "detailed records" of what happened to every...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?
Replies: 47
Views: 2082

Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Based on what? This is a time where people with no medical degree in a relevant field should listen to people who have a medical degree in a relevant field. If we want to restart the economy and social life to anything that resembles normality, wearing a mask in closed public spaces is one of the k...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?
Replies: 47
Views: 2082

Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Unless it is a medical mask PP2/PP3, it will not protect you. Irrelevant. It is well known by now that simple masks protect others, not the one wearing it. The more people wear one, the more we reduce the general risk of infection. but I do not think it is too useful though. Based on what? This is ...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4656

Re: Reparations

Well, to be fair, there are several high-profile black Americans as well as multiple Democratic presidential candidates who are proponents of reparations. Ok, do you have more info on that? "Reparations" is certainly a weird word for it. Is it clear what exactly these "high-profile b...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4656

Re: Reparations

What is the best way to set up reparations to Mitigate this form of systematic racism? Should it be a yearly payment, a tax credit, or maybe free college? No offense to you, Pi7472000, I don't know where you got that from but it almost sounds like a far-right talking point to sabotage the discussio...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34897

Re: Another day another police killing

Nothing has changed for centuries? You serious??? Unjustified killings of black men by the US police are still a regular occurrence. Maybe it's less then in the sixties, so that's change I guess, but if we want to put a morally justified measure on it, then it would and should be zero. And why is y...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34897

Re: Another day another police killing

What you are demonstrating is that hate and rage is passed down generations, in other words, learned behavior. If we use your logic, this will never get better. But in the US, you have it a hell of a lot better than anywhere else. Try standing in line to bet a bag of rice, having to use phone books...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34897

Re: Another day another police killing

Nothing has changed for centuries? You serious??? Unjustified killings of black men by the US police are still a regular occurrence. Maybe it's less then in the sixties, so that's change I guess, but if we want to put a morally justified measure on it, then it would and should be zero. And why is y...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34897

Re: Another day another police killing

That chip is pretty heavy, isn't it. This country elected a black president twice, black people hold public office all over the place, most athletes are black. There are various programs that weed out the discrimination. So, what do you want? Reparations, what? All I see are people using a tragedy ...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34897

Re: Another day another police killing

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/independe ... ssion=true
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Independent autopsy finds George Floyd died of asphyxia. Former NYC medical examiner is conducting examination.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/independe ... ssion=true

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34897

Re: Another day another police killing

Police education and training has to be the main focus. US police is violent by default. Guns are drawn pretty much automatically. Black people are often treated like a gang members by default. They are trained to be racist. The slightest hint of uncooperative behavior, even if it's justified and th...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34897

Re: Another day another police killing

[quote="N583JB“]Stating that the vast majority of people rioting are not white is racist now?[/quote] It‘s not racist, it‘s just false. It‘s painfully obvious and you pretending otherwise certainly makes people wonder if you‘re trying to push a certain agenda. There’s hours and hours of HD foot...

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by Lilienthal
Fri May 29, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34897

Re: Another day another police killing

Nope, no racism here at all. :sarcastic: https://scontent.famm2-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/101129672_10158957822998690_5826377016835833856_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Ypc3FswO8RYAX9BswfA&_nc_ht=scontent.famm2-3.fna&oh=a6d5f2e8d253cd63a3ec6bf30a92a112&oe=5EF80BA4 There...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 37563

Re: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son

What pure filth sounds like: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-26/trump-at-private-breakfast-who-gave-the-whistle-blower-the-information-because-thats-almost-a-spy Interesting to hear Trump complaining about people giving away secrets and how he would like for them to be executed... Wa...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143179

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Are you being serious? Look at the stencil itself. That's white. The fuselage is clearly much, much darker in color. Would you call AA's livery for "eurowhite with a single drop of black in it" too? Calm down, champs. I was exaggerating a little. But you'd be surprised how little black yo...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143179

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

https://twitter.com/SAS/status/1176937918520340480

These pics should settle the matter concerning eurowhite or not... I guess they took a bucket of eurowhite and added a single drop of black. Eh... works for me...
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https://twitter.com/SAS/status/1176937918520340480

These pics should settle the matter concerning eurowhite or not... I guess they took a bucket of eurowhite and added a single drop of black. Eh... works for me...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Restoring Order in Turkey After 2016 Coup Attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Restoring Order in Turkey After 2016 Coup Attempt

I gotta ask you... Why are you posing this question in an online forum for aviation? All you have here are highly opinionated and biased armchair experts who know way less than what they pretend to. At best you'll get a superficial rundown, at worst - and looking at the state of this forum far more ...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143179

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

From looking closely at the renderings in the official press release, it seems like the fuselage is actually eurowhite, with the big SAS lettering and the engines in some kind of silver/metallic. We just have to wait for the first actual pictures in real lighting conditions.

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by Lilienthal
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143179

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

That's the "premium look" Lufthansa was aiming for but didn't quite achieve...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Munich airport T2 and parts of T1 closed

looks fun...

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by Lilienthal
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 18373

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Another young white guy who lost his mind after years of alt-right indoctrination by sites like Breitbart, 4chan and 8chan. Combined with easy access to firearms and a gun culture that caters to these insecure individuals. But of course the mere mentioning of this makes me an enemy to a sizable port...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 3473

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

Didn't know a.net has become a forum for wacko conspiracy theories now...

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by Lilienthal
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 88
Views: 9129

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

The perimeter is guarded by private contractors and they are less than impressive - unless this video is fake (it could be). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Nc9SWED00 Lol... looks like these two waited a lifetime for that moment. Like they spent their childhood as mall ninjas and are now finally ...

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency
Replies: 10
Views: 3829

Re: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency

enilria wrote:
All EU airlines have to pay this environmental fee?


Iceland is not in the EU

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 19794

Re: Antifa Violence

I would love to see some actual numbers on far left violence. By credible sources not a handful of self-proclaimed internet "journalists". The assumption that the non-existence of statistics that support the claims made in this thread is an indication of some kind of overarching media cons...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6835

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

I didn't find it horrible. Yeah, once you're past security there's not much to do and it's pretty run down, but I never waited more than 15 minutes on any of the flights for security If you fly legacy, it's still one of the best. Literally 20 meters from your taxi to your jet bridge. Fly low cost a...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30018

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Dear Lord The bigger the version, the uglier it gets. I really hope it's a milestone in terms of efficiency because to the eyes, it hurts a lot! Nothing better for the Air "bus" definition Looks absolutely beautiful, has the same lines as a 757 On a.net, someone always takes the flame bai...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6835

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

So basically "Yeah... another route would be great for the city". Of course the mayor of said city would say that. Pretty much a non-story. Everything hinges on the completion of BER. Once it's open, more long haul routes will undoubtedly follow, especially through the growing LCLH market....

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by Lilienthal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 372977

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The massive wings and nacelles have the oddest effect on the aircraft's appearance. It looks almost small. Until you start focusing on known reference points (the cockpit windows, the triple main bogey, nearby objects) and you realize that the thing is actually absolutely enormous. I have had the s...

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by Lilienthal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130927

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Someone83 wrote:
Still not confirmed?


Apparently at 15 CEST/ 9 Eastern

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 23706

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I think it's pretty clear WW's statements about used A380s were posturing to get lower prices on 777x and once that worked we aren't hearing a thing more about used A380s from WW. He just mentioned "six more A380s would make sense" for BA in an interview with German Aerotelegraph: https:/...

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by Lilienthal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 13085

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424937

The video highlights what is pretty much an open secret in the aviation industry.
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That's basically a list of airlines that fell for the Skytrax scam. Ranked by total amount payed to Skytrax, in descending order...

Check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424937

The video highlights what is pretty much an open secret in the aviation industry.

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by Lilienthal
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130927

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Anything else planned for today?

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by Lilienthal
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 78769

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Shifting gears ... when is the tentative opening as of now? October 2020. But that requires that the fire alarm system gets accepted by supervising agencies no later than end of July this year, so they can begin testing of the airport's safety systems. Another issue that popped up is that some of t...

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by Lilienthal
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 78769

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

LTU932 wrote:
... because of things such as fundamental design flaws (which came to be because of the initial cost cutting), union problems and the sheer incompetence by the authorities to supervise the projects.



Never heard of unions playing any role in the BER debacle... What do you mean?

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by Lilienthal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14437

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

"I'm doing that for other presidents," Trump said, "not for me."



riiiiiiiiiight......

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10388

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

you broad statement on Ethiopians who rarely fly seems like a pretty colonial point of view as if to say "the savages were easily frightened as they believed the aircraft was indeed a magic steel bird dropped from the heavens" Lol.. nice try... Transportation in Ethiopia is mainly done on...

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 30, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 10388

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Chances are these Ethiopian passengers fly very rarely, if ever. So a touch and go in bad weather can understandably be a stressful experience. So we might cut them some slack and not use their misfortune to boast about our own self-perceived toughness and bravery... oh wait... it‘s to late for that.

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by Lilienthal
Thu May 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 10632

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

Transportation of people and goods is just too important of an economic factor for extensive measures against air travel. What we might see in the future is a crackdown on very short air travel of about an hour of flight time or less, since trains can pretty much match the overall time needed to get...

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by Lilienthal
Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

Re: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?

Looks a lot better for sure. I always wondered about the blue titles...

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