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by Nick614
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

international law always applies in the US No, it doesn't. Only if the US congress and President sign it into US law. Under US law perhaps, so that is irrelevant. Would e quite hilarious if countries could decide whether international law applies to them or not. The ICC certainly doesn't care what ...

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by Nick614
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

international law always applies in the US No, it doesn't. Only if the US congress and President sign it into US law. Sounds wrong. If you think about it, your statement is, by definition, nonsensical. And who do you think enforces international law? Remember the European countries sat around and w...

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by Nick614
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

It's amazing how you can so easily write off the deaths over 1m plus people but have an absolute hissyfit over a handful of dead Americans in Benghazi. "US leaders are responsible for the 3 million Japanese dead over the few thousand casualties at Pearl Harbor, was the carnage worth it?" ...

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by Nick614
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

They had enough HEU for 10 ~12 gun type nuclear weapons, that they handed over. Gun type nukes are so simple you can build one in any decent equipment machine shop and the USA didn't even bother testing it before dropping the prototype onto Hiroshima. Figure a week tops to assemble them. Signed 1 J...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Wrong a) for all intents and purposes they already had nukes at the time of the agreement, they just designed their program that it does arguably not technically violate the NPT, which b) they could also always quit on short notice, and build all the nukes they want. The United States signed and ra...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Aluminum requires lots of electricity. Who has lots of cheap renewable electricity? Canada. Where'd you get that information from? Comparing Toronto Hydro to Ohio right across the lake, the electricity is twice as expensive. 12.8 ¢/kWh for Toronto 5.2 ¢/kWh for Ohio https://www.torontohydro.com/for...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Didn't work with the last round of tariffs, and it pushed plenty of export manufacturing out of the US .... Best regards Thomas The biggest tariffs are on steel and aluminum, would you like to let everyone know how many new plants were/are being built and how much capacity is increased at others? I...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

bikerthai wrote:
Same thing with the German buy. There is much to discuss, technically and politically. No one reason will carry the day.


I think poltical clearly wins the day against F-35 since it would be the best choice

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

this is a 1000 year hatred between the parties. This is a generalization from reading too much propaganda as opposed to real history. The hated between the Israelites and Arab did not erupt until the establishment of the country of Israel. The 1000 year hatred was really instigated by western Chris...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

So why aren't we assassinating dozens of US generals and political leaders who are responsible for the deaths of over 1m Iraqi and Afghan civilians, your war on terror resulted in significantly more casualties than knocking down those buildings, has the carnage been worth it? Also that General beat...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Then Trump came in and they said moving the embassy (which was US law) would start a war in the Middle East and would make peace with Arab countries impossible. Now Arab countries are recognizing Israel and signing peace deals with them. What countries that have been at war with Israel are signing ...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Murdered would be a better term. Others get locked up for life for lesser crimes. But hey, if jingoism makes you happy... False, if you are the commander in charge of 1000s of US soldiers' deaths than you are open to targeting and death. So why aren't we assassinating dozens of US generals and poli...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

JCPOA gave a path to nukes for Iran the agreement only delayed them by 10 years Wrong a) for all intents and purposes they already had nukes at the time of the agreement, they just designed their program that it does arguably not technically violate the NPT, which b) they could also always quit on ...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

aside of having a higher trade deficit you mean? Tariffs would lower the trade deficit not increase it. the US already has a trade deficit with practically every country so tariffs would spur US produced alternatives. Didn't work with the last round of tariffs, and it pushed plenty of export manufa...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

That didn't work well for the US in the 1920-30's, which sparked off the Great Depression, and caused a relatively minor recession to go to a full blown global economic meltdown, with unemployment in the US hitting 23%. Student of history, you are not, and those who forget history are doomed to rep...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

That is one way of looking at it. Obviously many governments and different experts around the world and even inside the US see it differently. Yes and all those people in Government have been wrong about everything for the past 30 years or more. Then Trump came in and they said moving the embassy (...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

yup, the US economy would certainly love to be subject to the maximum tariff in WTO schedules for all its exports. best regards Thomas Yes it would, that would create millions and millions of new jobs with the 100%+ tariffs and embargoes put on in reply. Probably the best thing that could happen fo...

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by Nick614
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best dogfighter in 1970
Replies: 40
Views: 2874

Re: Best dogfighter in 1970

Harrier vs F-8U

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by Nick614
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

An Eurofighter ECR / Recce modification has been suggested but it's not available in the desired timeframe The F-16 would be a cheaper alternative that would have a much better second hand market. But I guess if Germany plans to keep the F-18s as long as their Tornados then it would be the better c...

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by Nick614
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

The US was the driving force setting the WTO up the way it is for the purpose of avoiding the WTO having to rule on everything all the time, but to force countries to iron out differences in a bilateral fashion if near term solutions are preferred, and the panel only being left with the hard cases....

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by Nick614
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

considering that tariffs due to illegal subsidies for Boeing are expected to follow, and likely higher, i am not sure why anyone would assume a US government in power would be to stupid to let it go with the hope of the EU acts with reciprocity. best regards Thomas The EU is in big trouble if Trump...

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by Nick614
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Their strikes in retaliation against targets in the region injured many US personnel, mainly concussion injuries, which Trump, draft dodging coward that he is, called 'minor headaches'. Trump thought he could have a nice little 'war' to boost him, he backed off after that. At least that's the opini...

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by Nick614
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

mxaxai wrote:
Nick614 wrote:
Trump killed their top general

Murdered would be a better term. Others get locked up for life for lesser crimes. But hey, if jingoism makes you happy...


False, if you are the commander in charge of 1000s of US soldiers' deaths than you are open to targeting and death.

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by Nick614
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Except the Mobile FAL was announced and constructed well before any of the tariffs were even contemplated. So no, that’s not the only reason. That is false. WTO proceedings started in 2004 and a decision and appeal process were followed until the appellate decision in May 2011. This found Airbus re...

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by Nick614
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Just to be clear, aircraft going through final assembly in Alabama are not subject to the tariff. Just to be clear, the only reason final assembly is in Alabama is because of tariffs No, the FAL in Alabama was originally planned for the KC-X program. Since Airbus needed additional FAL capacity and ...

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by Nick614
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US says all UN sanctions on Iran restored and threatens world to comply
Replies: 59
Views: 3063

Re: US says all UN sanctions on Iran restored and threatens world to comply

Reinhardt wrote:
Iran was just starting to come back into some sense of 'Western' accepted behavior.


Not even remotely true in any sense.

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by Nick614
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Just to be clear, aircraft going through final assembly in Alabama are not subject to the tariff. Just to be clear, the only reason final assembly is in Alabama is because of tariffs Except the Mobile FAL was announced and constructed well before any of the tariffs were even contemplated. So no, th...

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by Nick614
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 172897

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Also, while Trump has a reasonable chance of winning the election, due to the electoral college being so unfair, the House is almost certain to stay Blue, and there is no trade deal without the House voting for it. The electoral college is the only reason there is a United States. The federal gover...

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by Nick614
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

Just to be clear, aircraft going through final assembly in Alabama are not subject to the tariff. Just to be clear, the only reason final assembly is in Alabama is because of tariffs It may be the reason for the additional 220 line but it is not the reason why the facility exists or why the 320 is ...

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by Nick614
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

So.. for many years Boeing delivered aircraft in Montana to avoid a Washington tax, eventually Washington got the hint and changed their tax. This whole thing simply illustrates what an economics professor said a long time ago, "tariffs are stupid". The workers assembling airbus planes in...

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by Nick614
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Yes because a random guy on a forum knows exactly the NATO/EU/USA dynamics and all the behind the scene dealings. Depending on the forum. I find here that despite many difference in opinions on tech matter, the majority of those posting here are knowledgeable and not as random as elsewhere. How doe...

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by Nick614
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The "Europeans" aren't against the deal but they - just like everyone in the US who hasn't been brainwashed by FoxNews - are rightfully asking what this "peace deal" has accomplished. It hasn't accomplished anything. It was a photo op for Trump to help his reelection which is in...

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by Nick614
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

- It‘s not a “peace deal“. No peace has been accomplished by its signing. Just ask the people of Jemen...or the Palestinians. - Iran is much closer to the bomb now than they were before Trump. Nothing is contained. Why would I ask other parties about a peace deal when they aren't involved in it? Ye...

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by Nick614
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One and Non-towered Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

Re: Air Force One and Non-towered Airports

Trump usually takes the 757 for his campaign stops

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by Nick614
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Trump has been good for NATO and for the US in general. I'll trust this statement more if it came from an European NATO member. Eventually someone will come to power that cares for the Russian people. Same can be said about the American people. This coming from a State our president has written off...

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by Nick614
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?
Replies: 215
Views: 34608

Re: Is DL taking delivery of A350’s from NRT to avoid tariffs?

So.. for many years Boeing delivered aircraft in Montana to avoid a Washington tax, eventually Washington got the hint and changed their tax. This whole thing simply illustrates what an economics professor said a long time ago, "tariffs are stupid". The workers assembling airbus planes in...

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by Nick614
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The same could be argued about many territories which are occupied by a foreign power, take Hawaii for example what benefit does it provide to the US? It's was taken from it's people in a bloodless coup and annexed to the US, when in reality it was a sovereign nation with it's own government and mo...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I would also consider the B61 irrelevant (really any plane-delivered nuclear device), ICBMs and boomers are the real deterrent. Why would Russia give up Crimea? Because it is actually in their national interest to do so. Crimea does not provide any benefit to Russia or the Russian people. The Russia...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic future
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Virgin Galactic future

We've already discussed in another thread how Virgin Galactic is not a competitor to SpaceX and Bezos' rokkits. The respective thingies have hugely different capabilities. A Falcon 9 needs the fuel volume of a Boeing 777 - to transport, say, 7 people. SpaceX is very far away from something that res...

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by Nick614
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Any Russian threat would probably emanate from Kaliningrad ~320 miles from Berlin. Nice geography lesson! :crowded: Berlin in reverse. :scratchchin: But even so, being surrounded by NATO, I don't think there is much chance of significantly contribution to any attack coming from that city. Even on a...

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by Nick614
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 246465

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Germany is going to have their hands full keeping their airspace free of enemy ac let alone penetrating enemy territory. Come on man. Geography is everything! The distance between Germany and Belarus is over 350 miles. And with the current political situation there, the more plausible threat is Rus...

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by Nick614
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64986

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

The amount of debt relative to other operators is irrelevant. While serious, the Wuhan Virus will be gone by the summer.

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by Nick614
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cheapest AEW
Replies: 20
Views: 2592

Re: Cheapest AEW

Any of the new AEW drones coming out

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by Nick614
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17646

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

Looks like Donald just overrode the two Mikes (Pompeo and Pence) who've been looking for a fight with China non-stop. Playing good cop - bad cop? He'll throw around the National Security excuse around all day if it suits him. I'm sure GE/Pratt and Safran told the administration they want to keep se...

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by Nick614
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy
Replies: 47
Views: 5350

Re: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy

Hungary is so small it would probably make more sense to focus on rail service since any trip is going to be =<100miles. You can even connect to Vienna airport in ~100miles.

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by Nick614
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17646

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

China has been trying to reverse engineer Russian engines for fighters for decades and still hasn't been able to do so.

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by Nick614
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 13068

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Straw man argument. That's not what this issue is about. Thread title: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea. Situation: Person was denied lav access, didn't like it and/or the way they were treated, claims racism/discrimination. Fact: IF the lav was reserved for crew only, then it is impossible ...

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 13068

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

It is very simple, if the lav was reserved for crew members only then it is not discrimination. Straw man argument. That's not what this issue is about. Thread title: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea. Situation: Person was denied lav access, didn't like it and/or the way they were treated, c...

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 13068

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

Do you want to imply that KLM, unlike other airlines, has an inherent problem of systematic racial discrimination? That's quite an accusation that you base on this simple incident. It is not a simple incident. It is a serious incident. This one got out, and was made public by the person involved. m...

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by Nick614
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22776

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I'm a vegetarian. If the person next to me has meat that I don't like the smell off, can I proceed to bump/hit them for the flight ? No I'm also tall, can I just put my legs in the next persons seat? No You know, since the airline seats are too narrow. Yes, they are and the airlines should expect t...

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