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by blueflyer
Fri May 29, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34396

Re: Another day another police killing

It seems as though law enforcement was expecting violence tonight, which makes one wonder why they were not better prepared. A local CBS affiliate journalist reported on the air tonight that the police was making plans at 12 pm to evacuate the 3rd precinct. The building was eventually evacuated at 1...

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by blueflyer
Thu May 28, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

There is an element of intra-EU politics at play. German enterprises and the German economy at large have been among the most successful beneficiaries of EU integration. Partly out of a natural disposition against spendthriftness, but also partly to control competition, German governments have alway...

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by blueflyer
Thu May 28, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets
Replies: 46
Views: 1676

Re: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets

...and we are all curious what Trump will put in an executive order today, and how much that in fact violates Freedom of Speech I wouldn't worry about it too much. There are still a few (young) adults in the White House who have been around Trump long enough to know that there's no arguing with the...

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by blueflyer
Thu May 28, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Carsten Spohr told staff in a videoconference Lufthansa will run out of cash in July and may not be able to pay salaries in June,without a quick agreement on an aid package, as it may take as many as four weeks for the funds to reach the carrier. https://trends.levif.be/economie/politique-economique...

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by blueflyer
Thu May 28, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34396

Re: Another day another police killing

What terrifies me is that I can see some day in the future, a so-called "good guy with a gun" walk into a seemingly similar situation where the detainee complains he is being asphyxiated or otherwise in lethal danger, the police officer does not appear to respond, and the good guy draws hi...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 27, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

[As per German media, the decision has only been postponed since nobody know whether and what limitations the EU will ask for. Doesn't the EU typically work the other way around? Meaning the parties present the competition commission an agreed upon deal on which the EU issues its conclusions? I may...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 27, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...

Come on Texas! That would be a good venue change! Maybe South Texas, or the Panhandle..... I'd be ok with that. I hear Midland summers are bearable. Besides, it's not going to be Texas. As soon as it was mentioned, Pence narrowed it down to Georgia or Florida in one of the Sunday Morning talk shows...

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by blueflyer
Tue May 26, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4486

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

You can easily walk into DAL, however you cannot walk to in DFW. Even though there are a couple of roads coming from residential neighborhoods on the West side of DFW, they have, to the best of my knowledge, no sidewalk. Mentioned above a few times, but I’d like to reiterate how scenic the walk to L...

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by blueflyer
Tue May 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: Hertz Likely to File for Bankruptcy

How hard is it to figure out a modern car? Depends what you want out of it.... Clearly there are manufacturers that took the approach since dealers provide training nowadays, there's no need to make access to Bluetooth and car settings intuitive! When I have a long drive ahead of me, I am going to ...

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by blueflyer
Tue May 26, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

The original publication out of Britain (which was likely the biggest study contributing to the worldwide lockdowns) estimated more than 2 million in the US without any risk mitigation. Now, somehow that number has climbed to 12 to 32 million? This is a dangerous virus, but it’s not Ebola. It's not...

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by blueflyer
Mon May 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3437

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

You don't call a brothel "brothel". That doesn't mean it isn't registered as such. If it was done on the DL, there wouldn't be these windows. In fact isn't that a typically Belgian and Dutch thing ? By contrast in France if you rent an apartment to a prostitute, you can end up in jail. If...

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by blueflyer
Mon May 25, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Here in the US, we're almost at 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 as of now. Yet in 2017 the following numbers of people died from these causes, according to the CDC: Current estimates are that the virus will stop spreading when we reach 70% herd immunity (70% of the population has the virus). In the US...

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by blueflyer
Mon May 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...

On this Memorial Day, our president wants us to remember what he is famous for... He is demanding that the governor of North Carolina gives assurances today that the Republican national convention will be allowed to operate at full capacity. This in a state that saw its highest one-day increase in n...

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by blueflyer
Sun May 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

For plan B (voluntary administration chapter 11 style), Lufthansa cannot wait until the bitter end. This option is only available as long as there is liquidity in the company, so this is not going to be a neverending story. The time window to agree on a bailout deal with the state is closing quickl...

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by blueflyer
Sat May 23, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

When you thought things couldn't get any dumber, the US comes to the rescue Shops around the US make headlines for denying entry to those wearing masks This is the kind of stupidity that makes me firmly against granting businesses blanket liability waivers related to the corona virus. I am fine wit...

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by blueflyer
Sat May 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38932

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

They should try to kill off F9 and NK (either buying them or driving them out of business). In re: slots, legacies will not make those available without going bankrupt first. WN might be able to get slots from B6, F9 or NK if they need cash and sell them. They should not, and if they try, they shou...

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by blueflyer
Sat May 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 11296

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

Its a fair point, obviously all LH group now anyway but given ZRH-BRU was possibly the most ridiculously expensive flight on the planet you would have thought SN would have been in there on their metal before. Personally I am not surprised. Doesn't make sense to compete like that. However, because ...

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by blueflyer
Sat May 23, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: Hertz Likely to File for Bankruptcy

Hertz was hit with a quadruple whammy: - A policy of acquiring a much larger portion of their fleet rather than leasing them compared to the competition left them exposed to a higher debt burden to finance their fleet; - They (will) have to take significant write-downs on the value of their owned fl...

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by blueflyer
Sat May 23, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3437

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

Why is it the government's business what consenting adults do in their bedrooms with their own bodies? Why would a "license" of any kind be required? Police state mentality. Ordinarily I agree the government can regulate business for tax purposes. But, the government should not regulate p...

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by blueflyer
Fri May 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3437

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

Why is it a good thing? Fred There is a huge amount sex trafficking from Eastern Europe countries. That is reason enough to ban it Trafficking is a problem whether prostitution is legal or not. It seems there are two divergent opinions among experts and stakeholders, one being that making prostitut...

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by blueflyer
Fri May 22, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

As the government becomes a shareholder, it can do as any shareholder desires and formulate demands for the management. You are both right and wrong at the same time. It isn't a shareholder making a demand of management, but a future investor conditioning its investment to a management promise to t...

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by blueflyer
Fri May 22, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 230
Views: 50294

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

bravotango75 wrote:
Probably shut down IAH, DFW, and AUS in addition to MSY. Not a lot of prospects for 3rd tier markets, I doubt that BA will return to the smaller US destinations.

DFW is one of the few destinations BA kept flying to throughout the pandemic so far.

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by blueflyer
Fri May 22, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

A relatively healthy person under 50 has more risk of getting struck by lightening than dying from covid, so why are we acting like this is a deadly plague, it is not. We could have done some very basic things like some reasonable social distancing and increase hygiene and enhanced measures for the...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22918

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

This viral guy getting told off at Costco for refusing to wear a mask over 'freedom' is a new winner. It seems some Americans rabidly proclaiming their 'freedom' seem to forget that private property rights supersede whatever you feel like doing: https://twitter.com/elonjames/status/1262833283127226...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Business Class Divide in America
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: The Business Class Divide in America

Very similar comments - ‘my business sells X and is closed, but the supermarket/WalMart across the street sells ABC *and* X, and are ‘essential’ so they are open and taking my income away. Why can they stay open and I can’t?’ The governor of Michigan tried to avoid this very issue by drawing up lis...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

The French (and Dutch) government didn't ask for 25% of the company for the support which AF/KL received. Thus the German government imposes stricter conditions as they did with Condor and what the French and Dutch have done. No, they asked for an end to all domestic flights where a train ride of 2...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Shafting Nat’l Guard Retirements To Save A Buck
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: White House Shafting Nat’l Guard Retirements To Save A Buck

Do we seriously think that the DoD picks up the phone and calls the White House every time they're about to act in accordance with a policy long ago established that has survived multiple administrations from the left and the right? I can find fault with Trump and his administration all day every da...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 20, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

Why is it not getting funded by the Arts Council?

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by blueflyer
Sun May 17, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

When releasing test results, Texas is combining some antibody tests with its COVID detection test, but its count of positive tests includes only those from the detection test, which has the effect of artificially lowering the overall infection rate. When asked by the Texas Observer, a spokesman of t...

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by blueflyer
Sat May 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

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The freedom fighters opposing government tyranny are also opposing the tyranny of private property rights and refusing to wear masks even when asked to do so at a store...
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by blueflyer
Fri May 15, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40607

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Anecdotal, but let’s say you wanted to book a weekend trip from LA to Vegas next month. Roundtrip on Southwest right now is $90. Same flight on the JSX website is over $1200. The major carriers will likely slash prices into and potentially through 2021; does JSX have the balance sheet to remain com...

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by blueflyer
Fri May 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: We need to reopen now!

I am sick and tired of these fascist restrictions on our freedoms, our rights, and our lives. To quote our great leader, "if you're not happy here, you can leave." I hear Belarus has no restriction whatsoever. Go check it out. I support the lockdown protesters in the USA and I am stunned ...

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by blueflyer
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40607

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

MO11 wrote:
The company that filed for Chapter 11 is Superior Air Charter, which operates as JetSuite. Delux Public Charter, which operates as JSX Air, is a different company.

Do they share a common ownership, or are they separate entities linked by marketing and brand agreements?

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by blueflyer
Thu May 14, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22918

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Snowflakes playing toy soldiers in Texas. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/us/coronavirus-businesses-lockdown-guns.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage I have no idea what they think they're achieving, but if they make themselves enough of a nuisance, the local authorities wi...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 13, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

LHG can also restructure SN in a way that many more jobs get lost. If the government thinks SN can survive on its own as a nationalised airline and not cost them a fortune to eventually sell it off cheap anyway they’re mistaken. AMS up north, LHR to the west, FRA/DUS to the east and CDG to the sout...

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by blueflyer
Tue May 12, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3767

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

Courts have long ago taken the approach that contractual agreements are not suicide pacts. If a party can demonstrate that circumstances unforeseen at the time of the contract make it impossible to honor all the terms of the contract, and that they are taking reasonable steps to come as close to as ...

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by blueflyer
Sun May 10, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SD Governor Challenges Tribal Sovereignty
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: SD Governor Challenges Tribal Sovereignty

Sounds to me like a case of a governor butt-hurt that her do-nothing strategy has been overridden by people she has no control over. Considering the state had its highest new daily infections so far only yesterday, I can't blame them for questioning the wisdom of her decision. Besides the only tribe...

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by blueflyer
Sun May 10, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62146

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Exactly. And how many Germans have those carriers repatriated from around the world? Ooops, apart from Norwegian they wouldn't even have the equipment to repatriate from New Zealand... And while Lufthansa was repatriating Germans and non-Germans from New Zealand, other German and non-German airline...

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by blueflyer
Thu May 07, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 461
Views: 224005

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

American to store its entire fleet of A330-200s until 2022 at the earliest. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/05/06/american-airlines-is-parking-another-line-of-jets-with-a-dismal-forecast-travel-demand/ It had previously announced the early retirement of its A330-300s, so this lates...

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by blueflyer
Thu May 07, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe's coronavirus outbreak may not have originated from Wuhan
Replies: 45
Views: 2180

Re: Europe's coronavirus outbreak may not have originated from Wuhan

Actually, scientists in France have more questions than answers so far on how the virus reached the country. It's been reported by various French news sources not known for peddling conspiracy theories such as RFI (Radio France International - France's version of Voice of America - linked to by the ...

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by blueflyer
Tue May 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3628

Re: Should November election be canceled?

But today? Tuesday is a day people who need to earn a living spend working, not voting Since when you spent the entire 24 hours of an election day voting? common sense says you can take your kids to school, work, go to vote in between, or after, it only takes 10 minutes or 15 max. If you can spare ...

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by blueflyer
Tue May 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3628

Re: Should November election be canceled?

To my unserstanding there is no vote by mail system in the US, could someone explaine to me why? Because the easier it is to vote, the harder it is for Republicans to get elected. Don't take my word for it, the "stable excellence in leadership," to borrow shamelessly from the OP, said so....

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by blueflyer
Mon May 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists
Replies: 32
Views: 2029

Re: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists

If the Nobel committee has any street smart, they'll create a one-off award for the furtherance of the war on intelligence and offer it to Trump in a tweet. He'll accept in a nanosecond.

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by blueflyer
Mon May 04, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flying 77W LHR > FRA?
Replies: 15
Views: 4394

Re: BA flying 77W LHR > FRA?

BA has a contract with DHL to pick up excess freight bound for the EU that accumulates in LHR, however I think the contract commits DHL to run a flight on weekends only. If BA gets enough volume to fill a 777 instead of multiple narrowbodies or calling on DHL for more lift, I think it’s a win all ar...

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by blueflyer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attorney General Barr: Be On The Lookout For Constitutional Violations
Replies: 48
Views: 1595

Re: Attorney General Barr: Be On The Lookout For Constitutional Violations

And no, vote by mail won't cut it. Why? Because Trump said it would favor Democrats? Are you so sure he is right though? I mean, do millennials even know how to close and mail an envelope these days? It's the Trump boomers who have the most experience with and faith in mail after all.... and also t...

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by blueflyer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20535

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

Please read the sources. There are rules in Switzerland. This rules state, that Easyjet Switzerland does not qualify. Interestingly due to the low turnover they qualify for other government help programs. It is clearly stated who qualifies for which program and therefore you do not need to politici...

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by blueflyer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash; may threaten existence of company"
Replies: 190
Views: 31226

Re: Airbus CEO: "“We’re bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed, which may threaten the very existence of our company,”

I don't think Europe has an interest in escalating the trade war with the US. Eye for an eye means if somebody pokes out your eye, you may poke out his. But not more than that. It's a law to prevent escalation. And just because the British wanted to do their own thing we should punish them? I want ...

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by blueflyer
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 474
Views: 58306

Re: F/As on cargo-only flights?

dm22 wrote:
Nooooo...the flight attendants will be onboard for fire suppression since the cabin is not properly equipped; not to feed the pilots.

But has anyone told the pilots? I can see a flight or two canceled due to insufficient caloric intake upfront :stirthepot: :scratchchin:

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by blueflyer
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many strange flights on HKG pax arrival list - what are those flights?
Replies: 12
Views: 2456

Re: Many strange flights on HKG pax arrival list - what are those flights?

Interesting that the airport lists these as pax flights rather than cargo flights. And they are parked at pax gates with bridges rather than at the cargo aprons. Officially, most of these flights operate as passenger flights under the bilateral and multi-lateral treaties regulating air traffic betw...

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