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by Dieuwer
Fri May 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I had a look at Christmas holidays fares to Mexico, and for whatever reason they are sky high compared to last season. Preliminary load factors seem also very good. I suppose the economy is doing great and everyone in the Boston area decided to go to Mexico this year?? I find international fares to...

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 192
Views: 5909

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolle_Mina

The text written on their stomachs translates roughly as: "Boss Over our Own Bellies".
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolle_Mina

The text written on their stomachs translates roughly as: "Boss Over our Own Bellies".

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I had a look at Christmas holidays fares to Mexico, and for whatever reason they are sky high compared to last season. Preliminary load factors seem also very good. I suppose the economy is doing great and everyone in the Boston area decided to go to Mexico this year??

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2566

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

First, cut graft, waste and corruption. You will find billions right there.
Secondly, politicians should be made personally liable for the policies they implement.
Thirdly, if all of the above is implemented, then think about the revenue and expense accounts.

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 14, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

On the flip side every time I see the NY Jets plane at BOS I think to myself "wow JetBlue, do you even understand Boston?!" I had that plane on PVD-MCO once.... the pilot apologized for the aircraft assignment but assured us the tires were fully inflated... a mixture of laughs and groans ...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17478

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

There is only ONE reason a private equity firm is buying WestJet: TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK. I expect the following scenario: 1) Sell of non-performing assets. 2) Load up WestJet will billions of debt 3) Get a positive investment return as soon as possible ($10B minimum) 4) Sell airline back to market, h...

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by Dieuwer
Sun May 12, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 436
Views: 61060

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

they started this year in February I think. And they haven't loaded Feb 2020 schedule in yet. Would be a strange short season then: February - April?? Pretty typical for places like PSP and TUS - very short season, sure, but Jan/Feb-Apr are the peak peak seasons for snowbirds in Arizona and Califor...

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by Dieuwer
Sun May 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 436
Views: 61060

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

tphuang wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
Looks like B6 pulled the plug on BOS-PSP. I don't see it in the schedule anymore, not even as a seasonal flight.

they started this year in February I think. And they haven't loaded Feb 2020 schedule in yet.


Would be a strange short season then: February - April??

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by Dieuwer
Sat May 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 436
Views: 61060

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Looks like B6 pulled the plug on BOS-PSP. I don't see it in the schedule anymore, not even as a seasonal flight.

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by Dieuwer
Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3695

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

If making friends is hard, going on a date is apparently harder. So I did last night. We went to see art, listened to music and had something to eat. I really had a great time. But in the end I wanted to leave it at that I just go home by myself. Basically, be friends and not lovers. Let's say that ...

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6356

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

In the mean time, New Istanbul Airport is open and running. :D

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 10, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Article on DY BOS-MAD launch on anna.aero - Surprisingly they did not cover the BOS-FCO launch. https://www.anna.aero/2019/05/08/norwegian-brings-spanish-flair-to-boston-market/ They gave an interesting nugget of information concerning Top 5 connecting destinations for IB with BOS-MAD. 1) BCN but t...

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm in the middle of revamping my analysis to a daily version because the difference in days is quite startling as to the usage, the only piece i won't be picking up is the B6 usage for domestic departures from those gates. Fun fact, on my recent departure to MCO, I was listening in to a B6 pilot t...

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: EU elections

Isn't that what we have at the moment? Officially, no. Look at Hungary, they have chosen not to participate and the EU can't make them. So it is all voluntar y, like with most things in the EU. ...which is the main problem with the EU. First of all, it takes ages to come to any sort of compromise. ...

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

adamh8297 wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
In fact, it is strange to consider that from BOS, only CDG, FCO, LIS, LON and MAD have competition, while FRA, MUC, and ZRH are monopolies.


The latter three are less "touristy" especially when compared to the other 5.


I guess it is not surprising as FRA and ZRH are bankster towns ;)

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3695

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. The increase in secularism also adds to this issue. Whereas in the past, more people were religious and we...

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 07, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Any thoughts on Norwegian and LEVEL expanding from BOS? Seems like AMS, ATH, MUC, VIE could use low-cost non-stop premium carrier connection to BOS.
In fact, it is strange to consider that from BOS, only CDG, DUB, FCO, LIS, LON and MAD have competition, while FRA, IST, MUC, and ZRH are monopolies.

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3695

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. The increase in secularism also adds to this issue. Whereas in the past, more people were religious and wen...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Hero.
Replies: 18
Views: 1943

Re: A Hero.

ROTC: Riley Howell to be buried with full military honors. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uncc-victim-who-died-trying-to-stop-shooter-will-be-buried-with-military-honors-2019-05-04/ These 30,000 people should write to their congressman demanding that politics acts to stop these kind of things. That w...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Network sites asking for real identity
Replies: 25
Views: 1310

Re: Social Network sites asking for real identity

You can easily beat the requirement for real names by using a real name. Just not your real name. If you use the name "Boeing Lover 123", of course they're going kick you, but if you use Dennis Muilenburg when your name is Guillaume Faury it's not going to be a big problem. Some sites act...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’
Replies: 29
Views: 1677

Re: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’

Gotta love Wikipedia Edits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoschton,_Georgia " The mayor, Theresa Kenerly, is a racist.[5]" But yeah, that's some good 'ol Georgia for you. To think that that's more or less an exurbs of Atlanta (instead of some s**thole town in the middle of nowhere) does s...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Low loads on SK indeed. Maybe it will work better as a seasonal flight? Not so sure, loads have been pretty bad all year, I think a frequency reduction is in order, just too much capacity for the route. DY did ok when they were on the route, but they only flew 1-2 weekly at most. Is this just refle...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8085

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

I despise hypocrites.

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

That's what you get when sport gets taken over by commerce and big money. It now all is about "winning" and "classifications". And in order to insure that "the right person" get the prize and the sponsors the big billion dollar payout, athletes need to be placed in &quo...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I was listening on NPR about proposals for high-speed trains from Boston to Springfield in Western Mass. This might hurt ORH , if built, but it would be a great boost for Central and Western Mass. Those trial balloons go up in the air every other year or so. I am still waiting for the promised rail...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10282

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

It is all about "Excuses", "Motives", and "Explanations" in the world we live in. If there is no scientific explanation for something (at that moment in time), then it is easy to say that some sort of "invisible power" is the cause of that something. Often, th...

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by Dieuwer
Sun May 05, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Network sites asking for real identity
Replies: 25
Views: 1310

Re: Social Network sites asking for real identity

#DeleteFacebook

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by Dieuwer
Sat May 04, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 905
Views: 221088

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Did the EU already rule on the "Illegal State Aid" thingy?

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 688
Views: 44836

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Looks like pro-BREXIT parties lost and REMAIN parties won in the latest local elections. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48142181 It is refreshing to hear a politician speak unambiguously: Every vote for the Liberal Democrats was a vote for stopping Brexit Yes obviously, the LibDems are quite ...

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 688
Views: 44836

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48142181

It is refreshing to hear a politician speak unambiguously:
Sir Vince wrote:
Every vote for the Liberal Democrats was a vote for stopping Brexit
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Looks like pro-BREXIT parties lost and REMAIN parties won in the latest local elections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48142181

It is refreshing to hear a politician speak unambiguously:

Sir Vince wrote:
Every vote for the Liberal Democrats was a vote for stopping Brexit

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 436
Views: 61060

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Would you not expect BA - and to a smaller extend DL - swap a big bird for a 787 or A220? No way BA will keep flying those gas guzzlers while taking a revenue hit. If you repeatedly create a sensation or feeling of ripping people off, the moment that customers have an option to travel in a similar e...

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

EK77WNH wrote:
Do you think there will be a price war if B6 is forced to choose a place other than LHR or LGW?


I hope so! :D
Business class airfare is outrageous as it is, considering the relatively short distance to LON.

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136763

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

How is Delta product going to beat EK A380? AI is *A carrier and already has complementary flights with UA, why would it provide feed for a skyteam carrier? Vistara now has a really close working relationship with EK feeding many secondary Indian cities from DXB, why would it jeopardize that to hel...

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 02, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1333

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

Sevilla in Spain uses street cars equipped with special fast-charging batteries. When passengers embark and disembark at stops, the batteries are charged. Then the street car drives to the next stop and the process repeats. No need for overhead wires anymore. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetroCentr...

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 02, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6809

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Solution seems easy: Barr withdraws and Mueller writes a brief summary of his findings himself.

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by Dieuwer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Perhaps the underlying reason for all the problems is that the US is a 3rd world country masquerading as a first world country. If those in charge would do a really good job, then every large infrastructure program would be holistically approached instead of everyone having their own little kingdom ...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Everyone who needs to commute daily to/from Logan and take a flight better move and go live on top of the airport building, cause you will spend more time and money sitting in traffic than spending on airfare.

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by Dieuwer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I use BOS every week and take the 6:50 am flight to ORD from B. IMO, A and E are the best in terms of passenger pickups and drop-offs. B is a hit and miss. There are great days and sometimes a nightmare. The biggest holdup typically always happens to C. C and E incidentally also share the same ride...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1229

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

This is pretty similar to our other thread about American coastal elite vs heartland or urban vs rural. But this is an even more absurd claim to make when it's clear your friend had never even visited any other city/town. You can't make a claim about some place without having ever been there for an...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts Forward
Replies: 59
Views: 10006

Re: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts For

pmanni1 wrote:
*WN BOS-MCI JUL 1.0>0.1[1.9]
Surprised a WN stronghold like MCI can't support a single flight to New England.


Is this not a MAX issue?

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by Dieuwer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1229

Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

Had this discussion once again last weekend. American friend told me he recently visited Amsterdam for the first time and thought it was the most beautiful town in Holland (The Netherlands). When I told him "no way", he vehemently disagreed and enumerated the canals, the friendliness of th...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8085

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What irritates me more than anything is that the good people of Peoria were dumb enough to fall for his empty words that were simply their own thoughts reflected back to them. I suspected this a long time, but Americans are indeed - on average - more stupid than many others on the planet: https://b...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I work at one of the local TV stations in Boston, and as someone who uses the airport quite often for personal trips (via Logan Express), I've been playing email tag with Massport PR officials. The #1 goal of Massport is to move people away from using ride-sharing and getting them to use public tra...

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by Dieuwer
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Boston-Europe J-Class - employers need to pay for J to be competitive or since people are arriving in LON/FRA etc on short notice and need the rest. Boston-Asia J-Class - employers need to pay for J for their employees to be comfortable. Boston-S.A. - employers say suck it up and take the cheapest ...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)
Replies: 43
Views: 8155

Re: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)

Investors seems to look at the numbers more favourably: The stock increases by 5.8% on the Oslo Stock Exchange Its good that you Mortyman have a positive thinking of Norwegian. Investors don't look those numbers as positive. Only that Norwegian loses (1,5bil NOK) instead of estimated (1,65bil NOK)....

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by Dieuwer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm actually curious how the Central Parking pickup scheme will work in practice. Are you going to be the guinea pig? :D I am going to stick to curbside drop-off/pick-up by whatever means necessary. Really hope people won't get mugged at night in some dark corner of the central parking structure...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)
Replies: 43
Views: 8155

Re: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)

Why is the EBT number so negative compared to last year? I read through the document but I don't see anything that explains the large EBT loss. Investors seems to look at the numbers more favourably: The stock increases by 5.8% on the Oslo Stock Exchange Stock is down 3.4% on the Pink Sheets. Norweg...

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by Dieuwer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 954
Views: 122385

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I expect Lyft and Uber to sue Massport over this in 3, 2, 1...
I also expect myself to no longer use rideshare services to Logan unless they are SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than taxis.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 38
Views: 2857

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

We complain about younger generations, yet the boomers keep screwing us over and over again. Exactly. "Boomer Congress" saddles younger generations with trillions in debt while stuffing their own pockets with fat cat health care deals and pensions. The average age of Members of the House ...

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