I can only see Trump dropping out for 2 reasons: 1) He has a major physical or brain health problem (massive heart attack, stroke, open onset of Alzheimer's Disease which his father had) where he resigns or others have to invoke the 25th Amendment. Lyndon Johnson in 1968 quit his re-election campai...Jump to post
Interesting thought. I think you are referring to legal aliens that are classified as tax residents. People that are illegal would not be classified as a tax resident and even pay taxes as they could not legally get a SSN. Do you have a link that explains the $300 billion dollar claim? In order to ...Jump to post
I personally wouldn't read too much into this, even considering the recent events in Hong Kong. Swire is still the majority stakeholder in CX. I think the past week or two have shown that if the Chinese government asks Swire to jump, Swire will jump as high as possible and apologize for not jumping...Jump to post
After that, it is reported that some 2,000 Cathay Pacific employees including 1,200 cabin crew and pilots took part in a strike on August 5. One staff member also leaked the flight information of a group of Hong Kong police that flew to the mainland. The airline downplayed these abominable actions,...Jump to post
Waterbomber2 wrote:This first step is not bad, but a few ANR-AMS flights should be a given too. There are direct trains to AMS from ANR but flights are more convenient as you don't have to haul your suitcases around.
No. 72% of the BALPA-represented pilots voted, and of those votes, 80% voted for "yes"; so, 58% of the BALPA-represented pilots voted for the strike. Question is: are the BALPA-represented pilots 100% of the FR pilots? If not, then the overall percentage of FR pilots who voted for the str...Jump to post
Poland should accept immigrants to a point where the net migration flux to/from the EU is zero. They did accept tons of migrants from Ukraine, which happens to be in Europe (helping fellow Europeans). It's not their problem, that in today's EU narrative the only immigration that apparently counts i...Jump to post
Why do I have the feeling the "armed suspect" is getting the outcome he wanted...Jump to post
In a right-of-reply, the airline denies that any current lessor is asking for aircraft to be returned. One A320 was returned in June, however the airline claims the process was abusive, and implies the lessor wanted the aircraft back to take advantage of higher lease rates due to the Max grounding.T...Jump to post
Still not all 28. Has Poland agreed to take some as well? Why should they take any? Poland should accept immigrants to a point where the net migration flux to/from the EU is zero. Why should Poland be able to export its unemployed to other EU countries, and refuse to help fellow members at the same...Jump to post
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I thought LH was dropping EW's long haul division? Nope. They just let the mainline handle the MUC/FRA-operations and are heavily cutting back at DUS. Unless the board has changed their mind since their Capital Markets Day presentation in June, Nicknuzzii ...Jump to post
This is actually a poorly written piece. It badly needs an executive summary... Read about half of it, lots of mentions of well-paid lobbyists and a handful of people in jail (so the system works?), lots of money spent on projects behind schedule or canceled.... but not a shred of evidence, just inn...Jump to post
CRL to MIA by Air Belgium.... maybe Maybe....that's a huge maybe! Now that is VERY wishful thinking on your part but I'm sorry to inform you, I just don't see that happening at all. Neither do I, specially now that TUI Belgium recently pulled the plug on their Orlando/Miami flights from Brussels. I...Jump to post
FAA stated that airlines from the United States or airplanes with N registration are not allowed to fly to Venezuela and to overfly Venezuela. The restrictions do not apply to US registered aircraft operated by or for a foreign carrier, although that is a scenario that would typically apply to carg...Jump to post
CRL to MIA by Air Belgium.... maybeJump to post
There's a proposal in Congress that would prevent one side from removing service for a period of time after a carriage contract has expired. Distributors are in favor, most content providers not so much. I get that CBS wants higher compensation, their contract is 7 years old after all, however viewi...Jump to post
Best advice a friend and a cop ever gave me: If I ever feel uncomfortable in an encounter with a police officer, adopt the most non-threatening position I can (ideally lying on the ground hands on my head) and not move a muscle for any reason whatsoever. Tell the officer I am not moving an inch out ...Jump to post
Fear not, the deficit will matter again on January 21 of whatever year the Dems take control of Washington...
Now, we can up the dose of whatever Limbaugh is on so he can declare the debt ceiling null and void too, while he is in a mood to be useful for a change.
It was nothing more than a joke from the beginning. Well, that's disappointing. Given getting to Area 51 requires crossing the Nellis Test Range, I was secretly hoping the Air Force would coincidentally choose the day for low-altitude fly-bys and a few practice drops too. Might have made for some g...Jump to post
The UK Foreign Office updated its travel warning for Egypt yesterday, pointing out additional security measures are needed for flights from Egypt to the UK.
This is certainly linked to that.
Perhaps BA needs a week to review and/or implement these "additional security measures."
There’s an entire infrastructure built around Africa flights at BRU that Air Belgium will have to compete with. The CDG-BRU route exists solely because VFR passengers between France and Africa don’t want to drag their (usually) mountain of suitcases by road/train all the way to BRU. For local passen...Jump to post
It has been done before. A few years back, a BBC crew did cross the gate and they were basically left alone for 30 minutes until they forced the security guards to acknowledge their presence. Really? Didn't hear of this incident before, is there any footage from? Not sure, I didn't check Youtube bu...Jump to post
Me thinks he might even have had a business class seat for that $1,500. At least half the seats are paid for by an employer, odds are if he asked the right passenger, they would have given up the seat that didn't cost them a penny for the seat that made them $1,500 richer...Jump to post
See, last May I flew BOS-MSP and was all late and stuff (gross), and was advised by the more sanctimonious yes SANCTIMONIOUS a.netters here that I am to arrive at the airport fully two yes TWO hours before my flight. I thought that rule was for international flights. So when you planned yourself, y...Jump to post
1. The person that vanishes is usually hiking on their own. 2. The vanishing usually occurs between 4 and 6 pm. 3. Shortly after the disappearance, the weather often turns bad, which inhibits search and rescue teams to perform their task. Usually, this weather continues on for the next couple of da...Jump to post
The security personnel is a little smarter than average. My guess is, *if* a mass invasion does occur, they'll actually let them get inside for a mile or two, hide an interception crew behind a turn in the road. Sort of a test to see whether they actually have stupid intentions, or their motivation ...Jump to post
So what would happen if the governor chose to ignore the law requiring the proclamation? I guess he would end up making it anyway, this time under a court order? Still, I think refusing to sign until ordered to would have been a strong, if symbolic gesture. The "I have to do it" defense is...Jump to post
WW likely got a killer deal for IAG and wanted to remind Airbus that they’re not the only game in town anymore. I think there was a lot of that in the announcement, or perhaps Boeing demanded a public release in exchange for the price BA negotiated. I don't find the timing of the order unusual, it ...Jump to post
It is the second part where this lawsuit does not pass the sniff test. Someone who was merely a passenger on an uneventful MAX flight will not have suffered any real damages. there is nothing to recover, because nothing was lost. Genuine question. If an airline knowingly operates an unsafe flight (...Jump to post
Even though they're the smallest aircraft (read highest seat cost), the A318s would actually be the last to be replaced by A220s as they are younger than the A319s and A320s in the fleet. Another interesting nugget is that Transavia will probably continue to operate an all-Boeing fleet and that a 73...Jump to post
As a smoker I'm disappointed. This made connecting in ATL a lot less of a headache. I get the reasoning behind it, but I never notice the smell leaking out of the rooms at all. Don't see why they need to get rid of them. People smoke, they're going to keep smoking whether the rooms are there or not...Jump to post
Aaaaahhhh typical a.net, every new airline is the dumbest idea ever... unless the airline resurrects an old brand! If the founders had called their project TWA, there'd be nothing but positive vibes.Jump to post
Makes work boring but that’s what cell phones and internet are for during breaks. Lose yourself in the internet and shut down any else because for men, failure to heed these warnings at today’s nonsensical work place is career suicide. Posts like this remind me I should be eternally grateful I work...Jump to post
This creep has gotten away with abusing so many girls, for so long, that it's an absolute disgrace to our legal system that he's been "free" until today! What's more infuriating is that he was free without quotation marks. He was convicted for his crimes and has served his time, all 13 mo...Jump to post
I recently read about how trendy being an 'influencer' has become, some have even taken to post sh1t they claim have been sponsored, when it's been no such thing. Just as the opposite is illegal in many places, surely claiming to be paid to push a product when you haven't, is equally so? It would b...Jump to post
I was not successful at my first attempt. On my second attempt, I was offered a very rewarding performance goal instead. I’ve not asked many times since, and been successful about half the time. In my industry, pay is discussed during the annual performance review. Most employees are offered a raise...Jump to post
Overall, I mostly agree with Dutchy. I think the next ten years will see the beginning of a process where the EU will yet again divide itself internally. A block of countries will seek more integration, moving ever closer to a United States of Europe (but not quite getting there), including making c...Jump to post
Possibly true, but guys that have accidentally passed thru “lost” generally get a severe talking to and don’t say a word about it. The AF has admitted it exists, so I’d guess you could land as an emergency. You can land in an emergency and you will not get shot or be disappeared, but there will be ...Jump to post
Except that just like the glitter, the milkshake was harmless... Unless it was banana flavour. :yuck: Nothing a bit of Grand Marnier can't fix... Okay, forget the quick drying cement controversy... Still assault whether it had cement in it or not. But, besides that, they also bludgeoned a man in th...Jump to post
As we've seen with recent "milkshaking" incidents where the milkshakes contained highly caustic quick-drying cement, sometimes things aren't what they appear to be and the prudent choice would be to make sure that the glitter is indeed all glitter and only glitter. Except that just like t...Jump to post
Not entirely surprising given the number of topics to discuss, the working group did not turn in their conclusions by the end of June, and won't be anytime soon. It could take as long as until September before they are done. https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/...Jump to post
Airbus and CFM International have agreed to increase A320 production to 65 aircraft per month by 2023, according to French newspaper La Tribune. Airbus president Guillaume Faury had announced last month that production was going to reach 63 by 2021, and that they were looking for a further increase....Jump to post
Does Florida have an amnesty program? Or once she walked in the police station and dropped off her husband's guns, a paper trail was not avoidable? Not that it would excuse having her sit in jail for six days. Even if the police had to create a record in order to explain how they came to be in posse...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:Ok, SN isn't going away but anyone knows what they plan on doing in order to make it more profitable and efficient?
Curious... could they lease the slots they're asking for to another carrier?Jump to post
Now that Lufthansa’s attempt to use Brussels Airlines to stop losses at Eurowings has failed, maybe they will finally come up with a strategy for the entire airline, not just its African operations. This strikes me as very last-minute though. The first Eurowings-branded A320 for Brussels Airlines wa...Jump to post
- She slept through landing, announcements, taxiing, bins opening and closing, deboarding Been there - Phone was dead... she didn’t think to plug it in during flight — she was too sleepy to think straight Done that - She rummaged through the cockpit looking for a flashlight when one is right above ...Jump to post
TSS wrote:Red Flag #1- Asking someone outright when they're going to propose seems at best a bit pushy and at worst wildly overconfident.