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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 142
Views: 17890

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Wow, I'm surprised to see that go. A lot of people love Air New Zealand from LHR to LAX as they have by far the best service on that route.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ upgauge Istanbul to A380, move service from PEK to PKX
Replies: 22
Views: 3877

Re: CZ upgauge Istanbul to A380, move service from PEK to PKX

I'm really surprised to hear this because I flew with China Southern on Beijing-Istanbul and it was an A330 via Urumqi (where there were connections from all over China) and the flight was from the old terminal. Now it's direct, an A380 and with brand new airports at both ends. I wonder if they'll b...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 11155

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

It's not about being eco-friendly, it's about being practical. There is no sense in providing flights from small towns with extremely low demand when there is a much bigger airport just a couple of hours away. RAM could provide feed from Rabat, Kenitra, Beni Mellal and Marrakech to Casablanca airpo...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda to start flights to Beirut
Replies: 16
Views: 3180

Re: Lauda to start flights to Beirut

It's ironic that most people here don't exactly see Lebanon as a tourist draw. The majority of visitors to Lebanon are usually from nearby countries like Saudi, Kuwait, Egypt etc and they love it. The inverse is true for Jordan. It's a shame Lebanon is poorly perceived as a tourist destination in E...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 61
Views: 10606

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

It was lucky that "Stop" sign was there.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 7490

Re: Swissair 111 questions.

Probably the only thing that could have saved them would be to immediately dive and ditch in the sea. But of course they didn't know how serious the situation was and they could only act on the information they had. You don't land in the sea as soon as you smell smoke.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 37
Views: 5026

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

Here's how the conversation went down: "Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia. What does that say to YOU about airlines in the UAE?" "That there's too many of them?" "That's one way of looking at it. Another way of looking at is that people like them, let's make some MO...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 11155

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

It's not about being eco-friendly, it's about being practical. There is no sense in providing flights from small towns with extremely low demand when there is a much bigger airport just a couple of hours away. RAM could provide feed from Rabat, Kenitra, Beni Mellal and Marrakech to Casablanca airpo...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 9672

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

Last time I connected through Paris CDG it was quite nice as they had signs leading to a place called the "Free Lounge" which was basically the lobby of the airport hotel with a nice quiet room with comfortable chairs, free wifi and some vending machines selling food and drink. There was a...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For A New Airport In Israel?
Replies: 16
Views: 3313

Re: Time For A New Airport In Israel?

Israel is about 13% of the size of Florida and Tel Aviv is right in the middle between the two largest cities. Eilat, the only city that is more than 4 hours away by bus, has its own airport already. I think that's plenty for a small country like that. Haifa in the north is just 1h24m by train from ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.
Replies: 19
Views: 5368

Re: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.

If they're still flying from London then those that need to can connect from the Scandanavian cities. I think they had too much duplication of routes.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 12132

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

She probably just went through security as normal but passed close to someone else going through the machines. You can do this pretty easily by just being close enough to the person in front of you or holding out a coat or a bag in front of you so that the sensors don't see a space and close the gat...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finding Cheap Flights
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Finding Cheap Flights

Use Google flights and use the calendar view. Then you can see which dates are cheaper to fly. Try changing the departure city, arrival city and dates to see if the price gets cheaper. Sometimes it can be cheaper to do an open-jaw or return back to a different city. Within Europe and Southeast Asia,...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republic pilot punches female co-worker
Replies: 51
Views: 8562

Re: Republic pilot punches female co-worker

Well if a guy slapped a guy, then nobody would be surprised that he got hit back. But since it was a woman that initiated the violence, apparently she is an innocent victim. This should be put down as a physical fight initiated by a woman and it should be seen whether or not the guy's response was p...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad will return to profitability by 2023
Replies: 21
Views: 5278

Re: Etihad will return to profitability by 2023

I've seen some pretty amazing deals on Etihad if you get creative with the outbound and return points - for example, £300 for Istanbul-Kuala Lumpur-Casablanca. I'm not sure if that's an error fare but it's pretty amazing.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019
Replies: 1480
Views: 152809

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

This is really dragging on. Whilst they were negligent before, now they're starting to go into "cover your ass" mode to the point that nothing gets done. Pilots know all about MCAS now - they can adjust it to make it less aggressive and get those planes back in the air.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peruvian Suspended All Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 6112

Re: Peruvian Suspended All Flights

It's a shame to see countries like Venezuela and Peru shooting themselves in the foot with these crazy laws. They could have just fined the airline instead of shutting it down. They've pretty much guaranteed that Peru will never have a successful national airline, despite being in an ideal location ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian acquires 787
Replies: 19
Views: 4130

Re: MIAT Mongolian acquires 787

If they add a nonstop flight to Europe with connections to Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo they should do OK. A lot of people would consider flying with them and having a stopover there.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peruvian Suspended All Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 6112

Re: Peruvian Suspended All Flights

It seems pretty stupid to bring in a new law that basically chases all of the airlines out of your country and gives a competitive advantage to those based outside.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 13266

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

Maybe airlines could petition for a law that imposes fines on people that deliberately miss their connecting flights Such a law will never make it. In fact, the outcome of such a petition could be quite the opposite of what the airlines want. It could be that the airlines would be forced to refund ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 13266

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

They could probably refuse him service in the future, but they can't send him an invoice for a service he didn't purchase. Maybe airlines could petition for a law that imposes fines on people that deliberately miss their connecting flights on the grounds that this could potentially delay the flight....

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 11155

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

There were articles in the press a few weeks ago, earlier in March, saying that Royal Air Maroc was going to cease flying to Beni Mellal, Guelmin and Zagora. Flights still seem to be on sale for autumn 2019 which is a bit puzzling. Does anyone know what RAM really plan to do with these 3 airports ?...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC
Replies: 31
Views: 5115

Re: Emirates to grow Fleet 30% - STC

Emirates may end up taking over Etihad, so from this perspective a good proportion of the reported growth could come from simply acquiring this airline. Too much pride between the two emirates. The rulers of AUH would rather shrink EY to a boutique airline to stop the bleeding and leave it at that....

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 12213

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKd1DxLXpcU
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Here's a look at the landside part of the new Istanbul airport showing the food court, the airport hotel (Yotel) and where to catch the bus into the city:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKd1DxLXpcU

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 85
Views: 11457

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

It has the potential to be the world's largest but a few things have to line up correctly for it to happen. First and foremost TK needs a lot more frequencies to India. That alone is the difference between TK and the ME3. It needs efficient and fast transportation links to the city in order for it ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 105
Views: 11155

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2019

There were articles in the press a few weeks ago, earlier in March, saying that Royal Air Maroc was going to cease flying to Beni Mellal, Guelmin and Zagora. Flights still seem to be on sale for autumn 2019 which is a bit puzzling. Does anyone know what RAM really plan to do with these 3 airports ?...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't KL and BA fly to Casablanca(CMN)?
Replies: 13
Views: 3109

Re: Why doesn't KL and BA fly to Casablanca(CMN)?

I don't think they'd want to do that because there is a lot of competition on routes to Morocco and fares are really low. Ryanair is flying Rabat-STN as well as lot of other routes.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 85
Views: 11457

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Two problems: 1. Everything in IST was done on borrowed money. If economies stay healthy, great. Otherwise... 2. Once aircraft can fly Europe-Asia without stopovers, the ME3 and TK become... airlines. 1. It doesn't matter if IST was built with borrowed money. The government is not going to let the ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 85
Views: 11457

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

IST will keep on growing but I highly doubt it will become the largest in the world. First of all, Pegasus and SAW will be the first hurdle they need to overcome, especially now when the new IST is located in the middle of nowhere, making it much less accessible for anyone living on the Asian side ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 85
Views: 11457

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Two problems: 1. Everything in IST was done on borrowed money. If economies stay healthy, great. Otherwise... 2. Once aircraft can fly Europe-Asia without stopovers, the ME3 and TK become... airlines. 1. It doesn't matter if IST was built with borrowed money. The government is not going to let the ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SK negligible in Asia, whereas AY has a number of Asian routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 6509

Re: Why is SK negligible in Asia, whereas AY has a number of Asian routes?

Norweigan is flying between Bangkok and Copenhagen/Stockholm and offering really low fares of about £200, so I don't think they'd want to do that right now.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 85
Views: 11457

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

With Oman essentially becoming #4 in the ME3, Turkey's growth prospects are not looking good, especially with the European sentiments about the ME and migrants right now. That's even before we get to Erdogan and the deflating economy there. Oman is not a threat to Turkish Airlines. It is a niche ai...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 85
Views: 11457

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Firstly, Istanbul Ataturk Airport is now closed and used only for cargo flights. Regarding "Istanbul Airport" (the name of the new airport), yes I believe that it will happen. Turkish Airlines already flies to more countries than any other airline in the world and it was severely restricte...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 68
Views: 9778

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-8w4_uQwI&t=3s
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The UK prime minister was warning about this kind of technology at the UN:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-8w4_uQwI&t=3s

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 68
Views: 9778

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

It will be good until it goes haywire.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 16604

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Normally the remaining pilot would just land ASAP. If there were no company pilots on board I think they wouldn't call for anyone else's assistance unless it was really needed, because their background is unknown and they could do more harm than good. It's a bit like when they call for a doctor - no...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 16604

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

I think they would make announcements in this order:

"Are there any pilots from our airline on board?"
"Are there any pilots that know how to fly a 747?"
"Are there any pilots on board at all?"
"Is there anyone here that has played Flight Simulator a lot?"

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regulator clamps down on "unbecoming" flight crew TikTok videos
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: Regulator clamps down on "unbecoming" flight crew TikTok videos

They should add 6. Gyrating wildly on the captain's lap whilst he tries to land. I don't know how India's regulators missed that one, but as it's not on the list I guess it's ok.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 57
Views: 8446

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

They should make it Kenyan law that "who smelt it dealt it". By that rationale, the lawmaker should be arrested as soon as this bill becomes law.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 11521

Re: Lufthansa A330 hit at FRA

Did not we just got over the news that one of the driver drove Air China plane to the grass? So first of all, this driver had a heart attack, but good job blaming him, would like to see you acting in such a situation. First do your research & then blame others. Thank you! Secondly, in general, ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 117
Views: 11795

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

To me the only time when a widebody is more comfortable is when they have a 2/3/2 configuration instead of 3/3/3, because then you can sit as a couple and have an aisle and a window without some other person boxing you in. For the same reason, I also prefer an Embraer to a 737/A320. Almost all A330...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread
Replies: 117
Views: 11795

Re: Narrow Body Longhaul development thread

To me the only time when a widebody is more comfortable is when they have a 2/3/2 configuration instead of 3/3/3, because then you can sit as a couple and have an aisle and a window without some other person boxing you in. For the same reason, I also prefer an Embraer to a 737/A320. If you fly on an...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 15722

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

The London market is big enough that they don't need to rely on connections. Let passengers self-connect if they want. Jet Blue has its own connections at the US end anyway.

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 15722

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

Gatwick or Stansted. Maybe Stansted would suit them better as it's less congested. I think if they can do Boston or New York and offer connections to/from other smaller US destinations that could do quite well.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19745

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

It's a very dangerous thing to mess with an aircraft. Even a problem with the In-Flight Entertainment system was enough to bring a plane down. This guy is a moron and he could have got people killed.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9395

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

It's always a good idea to listen to these government advisories because they will tell you where not to go AFTER something bad happens there.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's up with Malaysia Airlines's A380s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2500

Re: Malaysian Airlines A380's

It's a shame they don't use them more. I'd love to fly on one just to try it out.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 29695

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Maybe the money they were going to waste on DWC could be better spent improving Dubai Intl. There is demand for increased capacity there.

If they can agree with Sharjah, why not extend the metro to there as well.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 11557

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

Luke1994 wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
Luke1994 wrote:
I’ll eat my hat if Boeing can make a widebody that’s more efficient than the 321. Call me skeptical, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Lol.



Just in case that happens, I suggest that you go to the bakery and ask them to make a hat for you out of pastry.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

I think you misspelled the word three.

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