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by kaitak
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 157
Views: 17113

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

You could be right. But with the fairly rapid expansion of EI’s long haul fleet (narrow and wide body) due to continue over the next few years, I don’t think you can say that EI will be wound up and I don’t see what brand it would be rolled into. Whilst LHR is capacity constrained, it will also rem...

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by kaitak
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)

They were doing nonstop since the arrival of the 707s; they had a famous ad running around that time: "No Goose, No Gander" - referring to Goose Bay and Gander, where the Britannias would normally stop.

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 18932

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

OP, nit-picking, but LN 7542 would be a 737-800, and not a 737-8K2; Boeing dropped the Customer Code a few years ago. By the way, K2 is Transavia, not KLM. For some reason, all the 7/8/900’s delivered to KLM are K2’s, and not 06’s..... Anybody know why...? I believe it's due to certification; all o...

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 183
Views: 20195

Re: Irish 7/19

Delta will be putting the A330-300 on the Dublin-JFK service from Jan 2020; the 763 will operate for a short period before that, replacing the 764.

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by kaitak
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 183
Views: 20195

Re: Irish 7/19

I think that in Spain, use of airbridges is obligatory, so FR wouldn't have a choice. For FR was it not also the case that they could not achieve a 25 minute turnaround using the air-bridges? Westjet to Calgary was a disaster at check in on Thursday last. Complete mess - flight delayed almost an hou...

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9066

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Looks great, but doesn't seem to be a massive difference between F and J!

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 183
Views: 20195

Re: Irish 7/19

My understanding is that they were always intended to be contact stands only; never heard anything about the likelihood or intention of adding airbridges at a later date. For one thing, it was always anticipated that they would be (mostly) for FR ops and there's no way they would/will pay any premiu...

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by kaitak
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 183
Views: 20195

Re: Irish 7/19

Interesting times ahead . From an interview with the new CEO . “The airline’s new CEO is Mark Anderson, formerly the managing director of Virgin Holidays. Anderson commented: “On behalf of Connect Airways, I couldn’t be more excited by the opportunity we have to build a strong platform in the UK an...

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by kaitak
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109940

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

The British wanted the backstop and then said (mostly due to objections within the Tory party) "no, forget that bit". This is very widely documented; several senior Tories, including both of the current leadership candidates (Boris, most vocally) have said this. It was Boris who suggested ...

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by kaitak
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109940

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

It gets more and more pathetic every day; what exactly was supposed to be achieved by this childish and embarrassing act? Did anyone actually sit down and think of what was expected to come of this little stunt? It was petulent and quite simply, silly. It just saddens to me to see Britain come to th...

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 183
Views: 20195

Re: Irish 7/19

Air Canada will be operating 789s on the YyZ-DUB route from next March, in place of A330s. (Source:Airline Route)

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by kaitak
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 183
Views: 20195

Re: Irish 7/19

A333 EI-GCF never comes through Boston. What prevents it from being part of the normal rotation of A333s that do? I suspect it's because it is a higher gross weight acft with extra crew accommodation for relief crew, which means it's more suited to west coast flights. Here's a summary of June - qui...

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by kaitak
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 183
Views: 20195

Re: Irish 7/19

SQ22 I realise you are a moderator and have a job to do! But without causing offence could you please leave the Irish thread alone It is one of the best managed threads on A net and does not require any assistance A quuck review of the site suggests you have a lot of cleaning up to do!! Thanks SQ22...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109940

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

Today a new FTA EU Mercosur was signed. 750 million people included into the FTit took 20 years to negotiate. But hey, don't worry, Brexiteers; you can execute just as favourable a deal (yeah, right!) ... might take a little while, though. Still, you have four months to squeeze some benefit out of ...

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by kaitak
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109940

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

No that fact is parliament can see a bad deal for the UK hence it will not ratify it. It was TM responsibility to ensure any agreement reached will pass before parliament before she signed it, she tried to sleight of hand to manipulate try and get parliament to ratify it but backfired on her, if sh...

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by kaitak
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26930

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

If EI gets the A33Neo, don't expect to see the A338 figure in its plans; the A321(X)LRs knock the A330-200 out of the water, so expect any future fleet plan to include just the A330-300/A330-900Neo and A321LR/XLR.

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by kaitak
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 105962

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Quick question: does El Al still have 788s on order, or did they convert them all to 789s. (I presume still no -10s on order?)

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by kaitak
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87005

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

Great (and very surprising news); I am wondering which airlines in the IAG group will operate it. BA has pretty much committed to the Neo; IB is an Airbus carrier; Vueling likewise; I can't see EI operating short haul Boeings in the near or medium term (though they need to renew their short haul fle...

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by kaitak
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26930

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

The "range ring" for the A321XLR is very interesting; at 4,600nm, practically the whole of the continental US (and ANC, if they were so inclined) and Canada is included. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=4600nm%40DUB There's also some interesting potential if EI were to look east. Quite a formi...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26930

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Swiss will add extra x2 weekly flights on DUB-ZUR over winter 2019/20 bringing overall freq up to x9 weekly. Extra Flights Mon and Fri ZUR-DUB 16.30-17.50 DUB-ZUR 18.35-21.40 Welcome news and good connection opportunities to late night LX departures from ZRH. However, I'm surprised that LX hasn't y...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26930

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... nc-458894/
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Flybe changes flap check procedures after E-175 takeoff with incorrect flap setting at DUB, last August:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... nc-458894/

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by kaitak
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 8951

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Pyrex wrote:
Well, I saw chickens roam around the airport in Kauai, so I guess this is not totally unique...


Come to Dublin Airport and you'll see hares; indeed, Aer Lingus may well be one of the few airlines in the world to have suffered a harestrike (no, seriously!)

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by kaitak
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 169
Views: 5771

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

Oh, I seem to have stumbled into pedants.net. Anyway, congratulations to JAL on taking delivery of their first Airbus A350. I hope that's OK for everyone? :sarcastic: Yes, I think we'd better stick with that! Leaving aside the A300, which was quite different technology from the A350, this must be a...

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by kaitak
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 60
Views: 5691

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

I remember a humorous book I got few years ago, the Uxbridge dictionary. It had unusual definitions for common words ... the one for "piccaninny" (pick a ninny) was "the election of a new Tory leader" and given the field, it could hardly be more apt. I'm glad that Esther McVey wa...

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by kaitak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4103

TAP and the A340

I had thought that TAP had stopped flying the A340, especially with the A330Neo now entering service. However, on checking a flight on their website, for late July, I see that they have one flying from LHR to LIS. Is this correct?

When are they planning to retire them?

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by kaitak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 9757

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

Any indication of what config it will have ?

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 60
Views: 5691

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

And now, of course, Donny Boy has to put this two cents in, by backing Boris. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48478706 Boris is probably having minor surgery to have his palm removed from his face. This level of interference can only harm Boris - "Trump's man" ... it help him in certain parts ...

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by kaitak
Fri May 31, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25702

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1423725
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The new thread for June is now up and running:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1423725

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by kaitak
Fri May 31, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26930

Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Good evening folks and welcome to our latest thread in 2019. It's been an interesting month, with some good and positive developments: - DAA commits to €40m spending plan for ORK - Air Baltic to make DUB-RIX year-round - First EI A321Neo breaks cover, now with engines. EI to put it on SNN-US this wi...

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by kaitak
Thu May 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10822

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

It just goes to prove "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter". The problem for Israel, particularly, is that for the people in Gaza and other occupied territories, there is no alternative. If the Israelis could prove to them (if they had the respect or interest to do so) tha...

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by kaitak
Thu May 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15748

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

There wouldn't be any at DL, because their -100s were retired about 40 years ago. There are probably a fair number at UAL, because their last classics were only retired after 9/11. No conversion from the -100 to -200 is necessary (probably only a very short "differences" course for the SP,...

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by kaitak
Tue May 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25702

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Forgive my ignorance, but is "green diesel" for use only in agricultural vehicles?

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by kaitak
Tue May 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15748

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

I would imagine most, if not all, FOs, got their commands, as they would have been quite senior in the FO lists?

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by kaitak
Mon May 27, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109940

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

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48417228 Reading the BBC News website this morning, two things jump out at me: 1) Although the headline news is that the Brexit Party won 37-38% of the vote and was therefore the single biggest winner, anti-Brexit parties came out with 40% of the vote. The Greens...

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by kaitak
Sat May 25, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 60
Views: 5691

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

The whole Brexit thing makes me think of that part of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where they discover that the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is 42 - and they have to build an even bigger computer (Earth) to find out what the question was. Here we have an answer (yes to Brexi...

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by kaitak
Sat May 25, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25702

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Yes, EI-LRA.

I thought we'd already seen it in full colours a few weeks back, just without engines.

Looking forward to it! Has EI announced any further conversions or options for it. I keep losing track. Possibly they're waiting for a firmer spec from Airbus on the new extended range LR model.

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by kaitak
Fri May 24, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25702

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Was 28 operating with a displaced threshold last night? I was on the apron at about 7.30-8 and noticed a number of aircraft, including the EK 777, landing quite long. Any idea of why this might have been?

Also, I see an AC 788 on the ground - which flight is this operating?

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by kaitak
Thu May 23, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25702

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Here's an anniversary we missed - and a pretty significant one too. 25 years of nonstop t/a links from Dublin to North America: https://www.rte.ie/archives/2019/0322/1037997-dublin-to-new-york-direct/ March 27th was the actual date. It was a hard fought battle and rivalries between govt parties and ...

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by kaitak
Wed May 22, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10822

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

No one is saying that the regime in the Islamic Republic are saints, far from it, but the attitude of successive Republican administrations towards Iran has been "stick, stick, stick" - no carrot. You can't treat a country like this and expect to get positive results, especially not a coun...

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by kaitak
Wed May 22, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25702

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Does anyone happen to remember a flight from Dublin to a destination in South Africa? Can't find anything online but have been told it used to exist. Slatterys Travel chartered LTU to run the flights. It was a good service to have back when DUB Longhaul was very much limited to the USA. IIRC the ow...

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by kaitak
Wed May 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did CO choose EWR as their TPAC Gateway instead of IAH?
Replies: 19
Views: 3278

Re: Why did CO choose EWR as their TPAC Gateway instead of IAH?

And don't forget that, back in the late 1980s, a charming gentleman by the name of Frank Lorenzo was in control of Continental; it took over People Express, which by then had started an EWR-LGW service with 747s and this was continued by CO, which also operated LGW-DEN (and for a time, LGW-MIA). Wit...

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by kaitak
Mon May 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10822

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Apart from the Saudis (and the Gulf acolytyes) and Israel, who else wants to see Iran destroyed. From what I am seeing, everything is being manufactured, i.e. the tension is being artificially driven. My big fear is that in the background, Mossad (in particular) and other Israeli govt agencies are w...

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by kaitak
Sun May 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10822

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

[ Yea I know Israel doesn't have the right to defend themselves. It's ok Sympathizing with terrorists isn't that becoming you know?[/quote] Deflect much, Nik? This is not, I repeat: NOT about Israel. YOUR orange god decided Iran is a threat. After Iran had played by the rules. After all our (former)...

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by kaitak
Sun May 19, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Is there a suspicion that the Russians (i.e. the government or agents tied to the govt) tried to destabilise the Austrian govt? I'm guessing, being right wing, the Russians wouldn't have thought too highly of the Austrian govt?

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by kaitak
Fri May 17, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 60
Views: 5691

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

May's deal with Labour is necessary to pass the Brexit deal and Boris has said that he'll sink that as soon as he gets in, so there's really little likelihood that the deal will pass. The only positive thing is that he will probably need to get a popular mandate, which will mean an election before t...

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by kaitak
Fri May 17, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89

A giant of Australian politics and what a legacy to leave. His successor, Paul Keating, wasn't liked anything like as much as he was (he had a wicked, often very caustic, way with words). It's true that the current batch of Aussie leaders haven't really measured up to him, though in fairness, not ma...

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by kaitak
Thu May 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5304

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

I'm interested in a cruise right through the Panama Canal; I know Princess Cruises does some cruises from Florida (Ft. L & Miami) to Los Angeles/San Diego and they would probably be my first choice, but are there other companies that do this - thinking of not longer than 2 weeks. Kaitak - my fi...

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by kaitak
Mon May 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25702

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

EI321 wrote:
I see Emirates EK164 that departed Dublin tonight was a 777LR, is that regular?


No, that's quite rare - nice catch! I think they've only brought in a 77L on two or three occasions before.

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by kaitak
Sun May 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 13567

Re: Airbus A330 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

For info, Aer Lingus will take two of the last A330 Ceos, both -302s, in November this year and March of next year, MSNs 1950 and 1951. (I think MSN 1951 will be "parked" through the winter, so that legal delivery can take place in time for the summer season). These will replace two A330-2...

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by kaitak
Sun May 12, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Climate change: looking for a word/phrase

With all the talk about climate change and political parties taking their stance, it occurred to me that there isn't (as far as I'm aware) a word for what the Republicans are doing at the moment (yes, you can call it opportunistic and irresponsible, but I had something else in mind). The Republicans...

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