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by FatCat
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian cancels all Düsseldorf routes by the end of summer
Replies: 29
Views: 6762

Re: Norwegian cancels all Düsseldorf routes by the end of summer

Not a smart move imho
Norwegian is really struggling...

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.
Replies: 46
Views: 5987

Re: Should Airbus standarize A321NEO/LR/XLR into a single version.

WIederling wrote:
copy: like Airbus did with the A330 from the 787 (


Something's not sounding right in this statement: wasn't the A330 launched way before the B787?

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does anyone collect sick bags?
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Does anyone collect sick bags?

I should have one or two Swiss and / or Air Dolomiti sick bags
Taken to throw a prank at my wife but forgot about them until reading this post, lol
If you want them I can send them to you by mail

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by FatCat
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Contact Lenses wearers
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: Contact Lenses wearers

I've been back and forth between glasses and contacts. I prefer the glasses merely because you can take them off and that's the end of it, but with the Sun now lower in the horizon during rush hour, it becomes tedious to drive with sunlight hitting you and not being able to wear shades. I had my ey...

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by FatCat
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 155
Views: 41422

Re: SAS new livery?

don't get too excited... eurowhite is behind the corner

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 87
Views: 9062

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Kiwirob wrote:
FatCat wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
There's a transport company which I see most days. Even after 13 years it still cracks me up.

Didn't get... explain please! :-D
Also because we frequently use VD Trans quite frequently for norwegian deliveries!


VD is short for venereal disease.

thanks! I knew only STD.

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Age of Social Media Posts and Employer/Boss Being Contacted - Thoughts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1073

Re: The Age of Social Media Posts and Employer/Boss Being Contacted - Thoughts?

Remember when people used to go home from work, and if you weren’t actually at home your employer couldn’t get in touch with you at all? In fact, no one could. No wonder society is so angry these days. This is what I do. I leave the company's cell phone in the office - thus making it worthless - be...

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have begun reading stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 1101

Re: I have begun reading stuff

I'm deep into early to 80's Sci-Fi. Right now I'm reading Invasion of the body snatchers for the second time. Last two were Ninteen-Eighty-Four and Away from the silent planet . Here we have a monthy collection of Sci-Fi novels sold at newsstands called "Urania", of which I'm an avid reader.

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 87
Views: 9062

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Redd wrote:
In Polish
Byc (to be) pronounced Bitch
Fart = Luck
SRAM (The bicycle components company) = I am shitting


SRAM for avgeeks is this one, sure you'll be shitting if you see one of those coming towards your general direction

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 87
Views: 9062

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Kiwirob wrote:
There's a transport company which I see most days. Even after 13 years it still cracks me up.

Didn't get... explain please! :-D
Also because we frequently use VD Trans quite frequently for norwegian deliveries!

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 10662

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

I wonder if he got paid for the flight. Uff! I don't even want to think of the bureaucratic nightmare that would follow such a move at my Airline. Endless headaches trying to pry the extra pay out of them with claims forms and so forth. Good luck getting a refund from Pass Travel for the "used...

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding
Replies: 39
Views: 5249

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

Tirana is well served from Italy. IIRC from Treviso, Venice and maybe also Trieste, that's a 2hr ride from Ljubljana. Prague, not a big deal, sure you'll have a flight from VCE or VIE. Pristina, Sarajevo can be taken over by AirSerbia Liverpool? Unnecessary Munich / Frankfurt are well connected by A...

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 87
Views: 9062

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Lets start with you explaining #1 "Das Hör Haus" I'm obviously not Braybuddy, but… sounds like "Whore House", a crude term for a place where prostitutes ply their trade. hehe. But it is an "Ö" in H ö r Haus https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/h%C3%B6ren Whore https://en.wik...

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 87
Views: 9062

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

"morbido (m.) morbida (f)"
means "soft" in italian.
"morbid" in english means not "soft" :-D

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: 777-300ER Aeroflot at Moscow (SVO)
Replies: 13
Views: 6030

Re: Incident: 777-300ER Aeroflot at Moscow (SVO)

Even for an enthusiast site, is this news? Any IRROPS is appropriate here. Now, will it buff out, is this a job for speed tape, or is this a write off? :stirthepot: Definitely a write off. But seriously, how did this happen. Did they not retract the canopy before moving the bridge? Agree. Too bad t...

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding
Replies: 39
Views: 5249

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

SCQ83 wrote:
Indeed. I reckon Adria only serves the business and political community


makes me think about another bankrupt airline, that begins with A and ends with ...litalia :roll: :lol:

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 13277

Re: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

I kinda doubt they would go for an Airbus plane for political reasons. Perhaps a B707 from the tanker program ? It is a sad time but reality that these lovely planes are disappearing from use. For some reason, they always had a look about them I liked and as built like tanks, had long lives, especi...

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by FatCat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding
Replies: 39
Views: 5249

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

Wow having a jet impounded for failing an € 250,- customer compensation is bad, really bad!
Also canceling a flight because of that, is even worse! You'll have to compensate all the other customers... maybe they could have passed through passengers asking € 10,- each

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by FatCat
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 11964

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

So, a Norwegian (DY7115) B788 with around 290 passengers on board and with RR Trent 1000 engines had an engine failure in initial climb (BTW based on the calculated normal loading for number of passengers and route and associated fuel requirements, etc. the flight likely was able to takeoff with a ...

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by FatCat
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246088

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I'm sure that thanks to stable governments, transparent and fair money transfers and good managment AZ will continue to be a major european airline!

Oh wait I wrote AZ I meant LH :-D

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 12884

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

I will repeat my opinion that instead of trying to build a hub in MXP, they should build a hub in OLB, their home airport. Not only can they profit from the high season trafiic, but they can deseasonalise by offering seamless connections and it also brings in airport revenue. From downtown Milan, O...

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by FatCat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 3080

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

Wind and sun energy is today much cheaper then oil, gas and special coal. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/06/15/renewable-energy-is-now-the-cheapest-option-even-without-subsidies/#60d812e75a6b No coal generated or nuclear electric power plant will be replace by coal or nuclear again...

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by FatCat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2759

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

The Company I work in has some serious business in shipyards all around Europe. I visited some of them in Italy. Building a new cruise ship is way easier and cheaper than repairing an old one. So I don't think USS United States can ever be restored. As Elvis Presley's Jetstar... can it be preserved?...

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by FatCat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 3080

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

I am working at a major producer of trucks. I see that in less then a generation transport sector will go electric. What will happen with oilsector industry, what will be the economical effect both for oil importing countries such as central Europe and exporters as me, norway, usa etc? Will countri...

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by FatCat
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5509

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

I've seen those winglets on a Transavia 737-700 (or -800, do not remember very well) in PSA sone 5 months ago. HV installed their first split scimitars on PH-HSK in February, and plans to have 5 737-800's equipped with the splits by the end of the year. Europe as a whole has been steadily increasin...

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 176
Views: 6464

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

Well you have tagged what is occurring very well. Remember, there is not much money (Donations) to be made in solving the problem, but tons to be made in prolonging the solution and blaming the other side. May I ask maybe a stupid question. I'm not really into the US democracy, so that's why I am a...

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 176
Views: 6464

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

Well you have tagged what is occurring very well. Remember, there is not much money (Donations) to be made in solving the problem, but tons to be made in prolonging the solution and blaming the other side. May I ask maybe a stupid question. I'm not really into the US democracy, so that's why I am a...

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Verizon Being Verizon
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: Verizon Being Verizon

I'm amazed you can make do with 2GB a month. It's only been 11 days from my data refresh date and I've already used 3.48GB of my 100GB allotment. I have wifi at home and at work, I largely prefer to use laptops/desktops rather than my phone, and I don't watch videos on my phone. I am thinking of ge...

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TK dispatching literally uncleaned planes?
Replies: 21
Views: 3422

Re: TK dispatching literally uncleaned planes?

My wife had a chewing gum sticked on her buttock after our latest FR flight PSA-FUE. But hey, it's FR, what can you do

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5509

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

I've seen those winglets on a Transavia 737-700 (or -800, do not remember very well) in PSA sone 5 months ago.

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246088

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I guess all the LIN southern domestic flights will now involve transiting FCO. Rail isn't an option for Calabria/Sicily as there's no high speed line south of Salerno. I still anticipate to see an AZ 319 in "frecciablu" colours lol Yes - I was surprised to see the Linate domestic flights ...

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by FatCat
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12324

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

http://avherald.com/h?article=4baacf22&opt=0 )
the avherald has a quite extensive documentation on accidents like this.
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aircatalonia wrote:
These A321 smoke incidents seem to be happening more and more often.

and also strange odours. burnt oil, bleach, and my all times favourite, "old socks" ( i.e. http://avherald.com/h?article=4baacf22&opt=0 )
the avherald has a quite extensive documentation on accidents like this.

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by FatCat
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23710

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

As for the United Pilots it will be interesting how this pans out and if they are indeed found guilty of being drunk. Some bus companies have mandatory breath tests by use of a breathalyser before they start the vehicle maybe something similar would be beneficial in aircraft. I had it in my company...

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by FatCat
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23710

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

As for the United Pilots it will be interesting how this pans out and if they are indeed found guilty of being drunk. Some bus companies have mandatory breath tests by use of a breathalyser before they start the vehicle maybe something similar would be beneficial in aircraft. I had it in my company...

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of stuey's iPhone
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: The death of stuey's iPhone

ypu have to use 90% alcohol ( the pink one, u have it in the US? ) to clean electronical things. it's because it evaporates very quickly. IIRC evaporation temperature is 35° C to 37° C ( the human body temperature, because I don't have time to do the °F conversion, lol) so it will not damage the con...

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by FatCat
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 38
Views: 2023

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

Very interesting. I was too young to understand the dynamics of the transition from B/W to color TV, but B/W TVs were still common throughout the 70s usually as second TVs. I think it was only mid 80s where color was reduced in cost to the point that B/W slowly died off. It's funny how TVs used to ...

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by FatCat
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 38
Views: 2023

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

A secondary reason is that cable is the primary way most in the US get their internet, which means the CATV outfits can see every web page URL you load, and can sell that data off to advertisers. Didn't know that. I always thinked that the internet, in the US, travelled through landline phone lines...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 38
Views: 2023

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

A secondary reason is that cable is the primary way most in the US get their internet, which means the CATV outfits can see every web page URL you load, and can sell that data off to advertisers. Didn't know that. I always thinked that the internet, in the US, travelled through landline phone lines...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Banks that are blue and green
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Banks that are blue and green

this also

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 2004

Re: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Hmm I don't think that a Country has the right to intercept a foreign plane while on international airspace. Intercepts of civil planes not responding to the radio is a thing, but foreign military planes obviously are not in radio contact with the other Nation's command & control centers... BTW ...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 2004

Re: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

both eastern and western countries make "navigation errors" on purpose since always. that's to test the readiness of the interceptor force. there are tons of photos of Tu-95s intercepted by ANG's Delta Darts, Eagles, Phantoms and Vipers. there are also photos of RC-135s intercepted by Su-2...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company

Powershift transmission was highly publicized in 2009 / 2010 IIRC for the "Large" Ford Range (SMax, Mondeo, Galaxy). During that time I was working at the Volvo dealership - that was together with Ford, and we received a memo, that Powershift would have been available on 2.0 litre diesel (...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?
Replies: 32
Views: 4223

Re: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?

Natflyer wrote:
And I thought the Douglas DC-9 was a twin jet...

It's not, it has APU!

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 16
Views: 1824

Re: Graphing calculators

There's an app for that. It's not 1993 anymore. Uh, you should tell hp then, they're stuck in 1983 https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-12c-platinum-financial-calculator-p-f2231aa-aba--1 I had a TI, but do not remember the exact model, much probably an 83, it was the only admitted at tests because it ...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6780

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

BLQ is not a tourist destination for Americans. They go Italy’s big guns: Rome, Venice, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany and to a lesser extent Milan and Campania. It’s a truly underrated Italian city but also truly authentic and hopefully it stays that way. And the surrounding area is interesting for those i...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 3030

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

I'll have a P-47, a Bf-109, a C-133 and an FB-111.

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2196

Re: My distrust of Samsung

the fact is that Samsung products are inferior in component's quality but Android OS is way way way way better than Apple iOS. I don't think Samsung's components are inferior in quality - don't forget, the screens on the latest iPhones are sourced from...Samsung. You'd think they'd put the same spe...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2196

Re: My distrust of Samsung

the fact is that Samsung products are inferior in component's quality but Android OS is way way way way better than Apple iOS. Just think about email attachments - iOS has a weird way to manage them, in 2007 / 2008 when I got my first (of many) iPhones, you couldn't attach more than a single file to...

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13593

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

what a sad thing! In your opinion. Personally quite happy to see the inefficient go to the wayside, and make room for the advanced. Yes by the way it's my opinion. But what is the footprint that building a new plane takes? Agree a more modern plane will use less fuel to do the same job. But the who...

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13593

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

what a sad thing!
passenger widebody panorama is getting day by day more boring.
in the next years, there will be only 4 models at all.

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