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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4040

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Relations between the UK and Russia are not good at the moment - and this will likely affect demand. Why is Wizz going to succeed when Easyjet failed on UK-Moscow a few years ago ? It's fine - this time WizzAir will be offering a direct shuttle bus for passengers to connect on to Salisbury. That's ...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 183
Views: 12692

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

But why stop there? The Mayor of Atlanta should also ban sugar and bread.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 183
Views: 12692

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

The result of this policy is likely to be people smoking in stairwells, hidden corners etc.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4220

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

I think they probably will start operating longer routes once the aircraft in their fleet are capable of it, but they're not in any hurry and they're certainly not going to start buying 787s or anything like that. They could try something like STN/LGW-BOS/JFK. A narrowbody is always going to have lo...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19218

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

How are they going to fit meals for long haul on a narrow body? They can barely provision enough snacks and drinks on a transcon turn currently and regularly run out, and thats without space for meals and ovens. This is why super long haul on a narrow won't work. It's a good question. Presumably ai...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19218

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

[...] You are right! But the 787 does provide a better pressure: https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-787-dreamliner-777x-cabin-pressure-jetlag-2016-9 But Boeing`s marketing claims more often than not make their nose grow to a Pinnochio size. https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/todayinthes...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19218

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Having an extra aisle doesn't make any difference unless you're in the middle seat in the middle row, which is probably not where you'd want to be anyway. If they put in the same type of seats and in-flight entertainment, then as far as most passengers are concerned there's no difference. I've flown...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14802

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

There's no good way for Boeing to spin this. Another significant blow to the much maligned Max program. It could be a good thing for Boeing to have some cancellations - this will reduce the backlog and the delays for other customers and it might mean that they end up paying less compensation for de...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 695
Views: 96493

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It seems to me that the FAA just trusted Boeing to get things right and now that they're actually looking at the aircraft properly they're finding all kinds of problems. Let's hope they don't find anything else.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 20
Views: 3052

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

I don't agree that it's all about stag parties and sex tourism. Ukraine has been a place in the past that was difficult to visit and not well known and now it's been discovered - people have gone there, had a good time and come back recommending the country to their friends. The fact that the curren...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14263

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

I don't think he was talking about Boeings, but F35 fighter jets. Whether or not TK wants to buy more Boeing or Airbus is an issue for them and has nothing to do with the S400, Erdogan or Trump. The confusion probably comes from bad journalism - I saw in a news report somewhere that "Turkey wou...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23003

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Between Europe and Asia there was much less competition before - European airlines would fly a lot more big aircraft if Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways didn't exist. All of those A380s/777s/A350s are taking a lot of the traffic.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 10092

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

ORD is good for getting to Asia from the eastern half of the country and I suppose anything from the west would go via LA or SFO. Between those three they can pretty much connect every city in the USA to Asia with a fairly direct route.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6892

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

I always wondered about MH370. All passenger seats & overhead displays had the standard moving map display and all could have seen they were flying the wrong direction, for hours. Or that it was turned off, also raising questions. Specially when they were flying low. And hundreds of people had ...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8248

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

Or maybe, it true, it’s just kind of marketing campaign, let’s say for one year or even one season only until they will receive their first Dreamliners. :scratchchin: Yes, that would make sense. I don't know why everyone is freaking out about this. These planes still have plenty of life left in the...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10183

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

...and the chances of the stowaway being alive prior to the fall after cruising at up to 40,000 ft for over eight hours would have been somewhere no greater than zero. :tombstone: Meaning he’d have been dead shortly after take off ?! It would have taken about 30 minutes to get to 40,000ft and he wo...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8248

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

Hey, maybe the lease is cheap. There are certainly plenty of A380s sitting around not being used. And if they don't need to spend 50 million dollars on refurbishing them like BA then maybe they can make money. A low cost airline like this could potentially do long-haul with low frequency and save m...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8248

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

Hey, maybe the lease is cheap. There are certainly plenty of A380s sitting around not being used. And if they don't need to spend 50 million dollars on refurbishing them like BA then maybe they can make money. A low cost airline like this could potentially do long-haul with low frequency and save mo...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22926

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Could the new IST have had an effect on these numbers as well? I'd imagine it would have had the effect of reducing passenger numbers to some of the closer cities such as Ankara, Izmir and Konya because the time taken to get to the new airport makes it less advantageous to fly. At the same time, im...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25301

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I agree that are easier/better/less murderous ways to kill yourself, but it looks like this particular guy had his own opinion about that. It's not that we've "solved" the mystery because in the absence of evidence all we can do is speculate, but in my opinion pilot suicide does seem like ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Max Q wrote:
aircatalonia wrote:
How can a drunk female pose any kind of danger to the aircraft? Can't two people hold her until the plane lands? I understand the diversion but why dispatch two fighter jets?



You must not have much experience at dealing with drunk females.


Calling in the RAF is sometimes the only option.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Dalaman never fails to let us down. Jet2 flight from Stansted to Dalaman returns to STN with RAF Typhoon escort after drunk female assaults crew and endangered aircraft. Typhoons go supersonic over land to intercept. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-48732642 What is it about that place? ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25301

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Sounds about right. It's also likely that he made a long turn around the city of Penang so he could look out the window and give a long emotional goodbye to his home town. That makes sense. That also would explain why he would choose that route rather than some other direction. The last land he saw...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19140

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Even if she had hidden, snuck somewhere, or whatever, at the end of the day AC is at fault. No matter which way it is sliced or diced, this appears to be a security breach. I am going to assume the cleaning/search had not been completed yet? Sometimes these are left to be completed in the AM. Sent ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo

RJNUT wrote:
wouldn't ride in that arrangement for any price , even free.!


It's probably not that bad. The absence of business class makes no difference if you're flying economy.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25301

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I think it's highly likely that this was pilot suicide. Any kind of emergency wouldn't have caused the aircraft to switch off all of its communications equipment right after leaving Malaysian ATC and then to make turns that appear calculated to avoid radar control. It's also too much of a coinciden...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14711

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

What could be really interesting is that low-cost airlines could increase their footprints and their networks might start to overlap. I did notice that Air Arabia is now flying to Kuala Lumpur with their first new A320LR (a 7.5 hour flight) and the XLR will increase this even more. This could be a r...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9872

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

It's not surprising - it's a long way and most people visiting Indonesia would be more interested in going to places like Bali than Jakarta (although personally, I like it). Anyway, I think Qatar and Turkish offer 1-stop services to both Bali and Jakarta with short connection times and a lot of pass...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19140

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Doesn't the passenger herself also bear some responsibility here? I mean, if you fall asleep on a bus/train/metro train and end up at the depot, you can hardly say its all someone else's fault that you did that and sue them for your own carelessness. The only difference in this case is that she was ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14711

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

I like the graphic where it says "30% Lower Fuel Burn*"

*Not actually true.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6370

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

sonicruiser wrote:
SDFguy wrote:
Do BA flight crew get any sort of extra pay for having to fly to such a dangerous country?


Yeah, Pakistan has dangerously friendly people with some dangerously tasty food.


Yes, be careful with the Vindaloo. That one is dangerous for your tongue.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately
Replies: 146
Views: 25900

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I'm going out on limb here, but if this flight was highly profitable, I think UA would have come up with a way to make the flight work. Ditto. It's a 777-300ER on the route. Can't it fly above or below Iranian airspace to get to India? I would think it has the range to do so. You mean in space or t...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21907

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

How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced. You might want to check out Swiss blog post detailing their recent A340 cab...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25301

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I think it's highly likely that this was pilot suicide. Any kind of emergency wouldn't have caused the aircraft to switch off all of its communications equipment right after leaving Malaysian ATC and then to make turns that appear calculated to avoid radar control. It's also too much of a coincidenc...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21907

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

How on earth can new seats cost 50 million Euros per aircraft? Surely they could find suppliers that charge reasonable prices for this stuff. It's not as if most of these seats are even particularly comfortable or advanced.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43446

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

The discount must have been worth the switch from Airbus. IAG is plenty big enough to manage two fleets anyway.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11496

Re: Delta luggage abuse

I've had bags arriving ripped open at Istanbul on a couple of occasions (both the old and new airports, with BA and TK). I think Delta was being quite generous to pay 500 dollars - TK offered me 200TL (about 30$) for the damage they caused. It must be because I forgot to mention that my suitcase was...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22926

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Wow, especially ESB figures are worrying... what happened? I think it could have something to do with the High Speed Train from finally reaching Istanbul (Bostanci, Sogutlucesme, Bakirkoy) instead of terminating at Pendik. Since the fares on the train are fixed, that's got to take a fair amount of ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?
Replies: 36
Views: 4739

Re: More Point-to-Point The Path Forward?

Moving forward there has to be a combination of both. There is certainly plenty of spare capacity at regional airports so it's cheaper to expand there than to try to cram everything through the hubs. However the hubs are still required for connecting to international flights, for example, and traffi...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4736

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

It doesn't make any sense that they would fly all the way to New York, if they don't even fly as far as Europe. Perhaps they could do it as a fifth freedom thing with a stop in London, Paris or Istanbul. That's the only way it makes sense.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue May 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10040

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

A lot of people seem to think that Boeing can do no wrong and want to blame what happened on the pilots. The issue is that this plane had a system that the pilots had not even been told about, which was putting in control inputs in the background causing the plane to dive. They only had a few second...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu May 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20156

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

SCQ83 wrote:
Apparently Pegasus is launching SAW-RAK for winter season. That will be PC's 4th destination in the UAE after AUH, DXB and SHJ.


Do you mean Marrakech (RAK) in Morocco?

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 3356

Re: Eva Air Butt Wipe Guy: Dead

He'll be sorely missed.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 9218

Re: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack

It says that some have them have been working for Emirates for FIFTEEN YEARS. So, if they are terrorists then they are certainly taking their time to get down to business. More likely it's just that the UAE found out that these people or their families had some link to Hezbollah (which in Lebanon is...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30764

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

50 million dollars for seats - I think BA is getting ripped off.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3735

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism. So you're saying that they refuse to check-in all Moroccan passengers? Or are you extrapolating one case (potentially yours?) to accuse them of racist operating procedures? They are refusing to check-i...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3735

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Rascism is when someone receives a benefit or a harm because of their race. Because "Moroccan" is a nationality and not a race, extra scrutiny because someone is Moroccan is not racism. To support you charge, you need to demonstrate that (1) extra scrutiny is a harm, that is (2) solely an...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3735

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Rascism is when someone receives a benefit or a harm because of their race. Because "Moroccan" is a nationality and not a race, extra scrutiny because someone is Moroccan is not racism. To support you charge, you need to demonstrate that (1) extra scrutiny is a harm, that is (2) solely an...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3735

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

If AirFrance, or any other airline, doesn't want to be accused of racism then they should commit racist acts. Their behaviour in Morocco is clearly discriminatory - if they tried to do the same thing in the US, they would have to pay 1300$ per passenger. They told me to submit my case to arbitratio...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3735

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism. Really - so why do AF fly to Morocco then? Just for fun? They are obviously making money in Morocco otherwise they wouldn't be there, but they doing so whilst discriminating against Moroccan transit pa...

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