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by 325i
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6304

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

Greetings Folks,
With regards to Paul Stoddart formerly owning Minardi he was also behind an unsuccessful foray with OZJet Down Under.
He is without doubt a survivor in the business world.
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 349
Views: 26533

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Greetings Folks, to our contributor ArchGuy1, as you have yet to experience an ocean voyage may I suggest your first experience should be aboard one of Regent Cruises liners.
First class accommodation,dining,entertainment and tours.
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Fri May 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41533

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

To my fellow contributor, Connntriutions, my point is "speculations".
Apologies for not responding sooner but one these days has a priority for more important issues.
Thank you for your response .
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Thu May 14, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41533

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Greetings Folks,
Purely speculation on my part but assuming Squire Calhouns response to the reporters question "YES",is indicative of his inside knowledge of an airline that is heavily committed to BA's product, the real answer!
Cheers,325i

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by 325i
Wed May 13, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13776

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

Greetings Folks, picked up a thread via Airlinegeeks who had an"interview" with their Chief Legal Officer.
Someone is living in fantasyland!
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162368

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Greetings Folks, Virgin are on the "verge" here on Australia not looking good for the name! Perhaps at the end of the day a name change (through a "takeover" would not be such a bad thing. Then who and why would this scenario suit? Thought I'd throw in a curve ball to stimulate t...

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by 325i
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146897

Re: DY about to go bust?

Greetings Folks, including Norwegian "haters". It appears that Norwegian (D8) are ranked as the largest foreign carrrier for 2019 to NYC. 2,057,284 customers. That may not transfer into making a profit but shows that the acceptance level in Flying them is far better than some posts on this...

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by 325i
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates planning for a new A380 lounge
Replies: 24
Views: 5337

Re: Emirates planning for a new A380 lounge

Greetings Folks, the negative comments re DXB 's lounge (I assume the reference is the business class one) surprises me . Over the last ten years I have been through DXB more than 18 times and have never experienced any "train station syndrome". It will never compare to Doha's but it is st...

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by 325i
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2135

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

Greetings Folks,an interesting number of comments.The 747 appears to be the choice of "Y" users however after having flown,over the years, in the 100/200/300/ 400 and the SP as compared to flights on 777.200/300 in "J" there is little to compare.I guess it is a matter of horses f...

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by 325i
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 21394

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

Greetings Scbrimi, do not feel too bad,I'am old enough to remember flying in the "old" 100.
As I recall they were a bit of a rocket at the time.
Regards, 325i.

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by 325i
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011 Question About a Small Detail
Replies: 31
Views: 4130

Re: L1011 Question About a Small Detail

Hi US Aviator,good questionQuoted from Airliner Tech (Volume 8 on the Tristar) "a diverter fairing called the Frisbee fairing was made to the inlet duct for the number 2 engine. A significant noise reduction in the aft cabin area was accomplished by changing the airflow. This was offered as an ...

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by 325i
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’
Replies: 40
Views: 9275

Re: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’

Greetings All, a question both us flyer asip and arion 640, have you experienced the Business Lounge ?
Everything in life is personal ,particularly options ,I respect yours but in my opinion their B/L is far superior .
Cheers 325i

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by 325i
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13563

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

Greetings All, here is a left field comment, maybe looking at a "cheap" takeover!
Cheers 325i

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by 325i
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best B787 livery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3350

Re: Best B787 livery ?

Greetings All, some interesting opinions on the 787 livery. My contribution is Gulf Air's latest, have gone back to their 90's scheme, quite acceptable. Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141901

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

To my fellow contributor,Skipness1E, please refer to Braybuddy's comment. (#396) Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141901

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Never mind Air Lingus ,what about SQ. It may be ,to some, a "traditional" livery but this is after all the 21st Century and "the times they are changing!" Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141901

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Never mind Air Lingus ,what about SQ. It may be ,to some, a "traditional" livery but this is after all the 21st Century and "the times they are changing!" Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Airliner of all time
Replies: 34
Views: 1933

Re: Your Favorite Airliner of all time

The L 1011, just a superb aircraft.
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369869

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Greetings Folks, boy that is one very aggressive looking aircraft!
All the best to Boeing and their supply partners in getting this aircraft in the air.
Despite the naysayers this aircraft will eventually rule the skies just like the 747.
well tests my bit , cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11277

Re: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations

Greetings Folks, there is an article in the June issue of Airliner World that gives an overview of the demise of WOW and that Mogensen is attempting to have another go!
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Dave Allen?
Replies: 13
Views: 4124

Re: Remember Dave Allen?

Greetings Martinlest,thank you for bringing back many memories of an all time great comedian.
it made my day. Cheers 325i,

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by 325i
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

Greetings All, I am surprised that no one has mentioned QF.
Plain and uncomplicated as well as being quite easy on the eye,
Cheers ,325i.

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by 325i
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 245606

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Checklist 787,I'll drink to that! regards 325i.

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by 325i
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 249
Views: 63112

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Greetings Folks, I do not see QF being in the "Loop" but and I stand to be corrected ,many years ago when MH were in trouble there was talk of QF coming to the party!
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Sat May 18, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10689

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Greetings Folks, this programme is without doubt "the bottom of the barrel" their reporting is sensational and theatrical.
anyone that hangs on to their accuracy as being fact needs to get a LIFE!
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Fri May 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 20951

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

Dear Marcelth, do not apologise for being European ,there will come a time in your life when you are bored with land based tours. Cruising is SOOOO relaxing combined with educational trips (land based) . If you have the means and are adventurous enough sample or checkout Regent Cruises. Most travel ...

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by 325i
Tue May 07, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 20951

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

Greetings Folks, Have just scrolled through the 2018 threads and have picked up on the 2019.boy am I feeling somewhat nostalgic! So much so that my sailing companion ( the nearest and dearest) and I have decided to treat ourselves to another cruise. No surprise that it will be on another Regent crui...

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by 325i
Mon May 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 5349

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

Greetings Folks, whether it is in take off mode or landing this has to be the best aircraft ever built.
I have fond memories of several flights ex Lax to Atl and return. Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Fri May 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46269

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Greetings Folks, in my humble opinion I suspect NZ76 has the correct assumption. Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48539

Re: Boeing Postpones Launch of 777X After Ethiopia Airlines Crash

I would say it was out of respect to the souls onboard. Well done Boeing. 325i

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by 325i
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 11276

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

Greetings Folks, RyaairGuru mentioned that QF in 2021 will be the longest running airline.
Not being pedantic but when AJ had a set to with the unions some time ago, they ceased flying for a short period.
Would this not throw a spanner in the works to this claim .just asking
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 135
Views: 18356

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Thank you Waterbomber2 for your response.It would appear to me that you had a one off experience or that air travel does not agree with you.
Take a deep breath and have another go in flying with one of Europes better airlines. Alternatively upgrade to J class . Cheers ,325i.

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by 325i
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 135
Views: 18356

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

Greetings Folks and Waterbomber2,my friend you must have had a bad day to make a comment that KL's service etc is poor. late last year had 2 wonderful flights with them, from check in to deplaning the entire staff that were involved performed with an exemplary attitude.The aircraft were clean and th...

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by 325i
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 75299

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Greetings Folks and Ryanair101.
In 1979 this old cover flew direct to Lax with PA on a B747sp.
Great flight no problems other than Immigration at Lax!
Cheers 325i

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by 325i
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23178

Re: SIA brand overhaul

Greetings Folks, at long last whatever SQ do will finally bring them into the 21st century.
What was acceptable 40 odd years ago is now passé!

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by 325i
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380
Replies: 13
Views: 3803

Re: Air France A380

Dear Boeingphan,I cannot accept that you were subjected to sounds as reproduced on your video. I have had over 20 flights on QF's A380's(J class) and have never experienced what you were subjected to. If you want to experience a noisey flight by comparison try a B777.300ER, seat 7K on EK! Cheers 325...

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by 325i
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20865

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Greetings Folks,
In my opinion I believe that the Management at ANA should be congratulated for looking beyond their corporate image particularly as this aircraft has a level of prestige attached to it.
It will be interesting to observe what the. Ext two aircraft come up with!
Cheers,325i

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by 325i
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33132

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled OutaIMPRESSIE!

IMPRESSIVE !

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by 325i
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 16010

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

Greetings Folks,I have a question, logic says,to me, there would have been a representative from CX on site during this process am I right in assuming this was the case? Assuming my "logic" is correct then all I can say is that person was extremely deficient in the English language! Altern...

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by 325i
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287805

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Thank you Stitch for your response. It could well be likely that your comment is the basis for what has evolved.
Regards 325i.

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by 325i
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287805

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Greetings Folks,
I have a question regarding QF's ."alleged deposits" on the balance of the 380 order, does anyone know that they exist?
Regards ,325 I.

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by 325i
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33132

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Greetings Folks, I quite like the new livery, however the management could have given consideration to placing their logo on the engine nacelles. It would have IMO relieved the somewhat stark and clinical white fuselage. Nonelteles it is a welcome change. Now to upset some , when are SQ going to ent...

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by 325i
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6991

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Greetings Folks, for what is worth here is my contribution.
Shorts Sandringham (flying boat)
Fokker F27
Convair 240
Vickers Viscount 700
Douglass DC 4
Boeing 707 & SP
Douglass DC 10.30
And the best of them all The L1011.500 (if it can be considered" Rare")
Cheers, 325i.

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by 325i
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?
Replies: 31
Views: 2379

Re: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?

Greetings Folks, This years F1 is developing into competition between teammates. The most obvious is between the Red Bull drivers while Force India are not too far behind. Young Daniel ,the master of the "overtake" ( reference to the weekends race at Hungering ) is very entertaining as dis...

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by 325i
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways Business class meal
Replies: 15
Views: 3487

Re: British Airways Business class meal

Greetings Folks, recalling a flight last year LOndon to Barcelona I was served a "salad and cheese plate" for lunch! I had a better snack in their lounge . BA'S cabin offerings and service even accross the pond is nothing to write home about. I have posted elsewhere that my flights from Li...

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by 325i
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 65748

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Greetings Folks, it appears to me that there are some east coast seagulls at work here!
Cheers 325i.

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by 325i
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What could be around the corner for disruption in the airline industry
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: What could be around the corner for disruption in the airline industry

Greetings Folks, as Donald Sutherland commented in Kelly's Heroes, " knock off those negative vibes Moriarty!"
Let's look on the bright side of life.That is a line from Monty Python.
Cheers , 325 i

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by 325i
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9715

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Greetings Folks, have just scrolled through this thread and have come to the conclusion that the more asthetically blessed contributors in assessing aircraft design are in agreement that the L1011 and B757 are the winners. I suspect my opinion will be challenged by "outraged" contributors ...

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by 325i
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 70751

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Hi Folks, maybe I am being somewhat naive but whatever happened to that old dictum "the customer is comes first".
Today's self entitlement ,by some, appears to blow that into the ether!
Cheers and have a good day. 325i.

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by 325i
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 7598

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

Greetings Folks, well there are still JB knockers enjoying their 2 minutes on the net.
Travellhound I agree with your assessment.
P.S Did not Alaska renegotiate the "royalty" fee with SRB when taking out V America?
Cheers.

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