Search found 84 matches

  • 1
  • 2
by DGVT
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8380

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

Let's punish everyone because a few people study 15th Century French Literature. There are people with science and tech degrees who are drowning in crushing debt. They need to be punished because how dare they. I don't think that people should be punished for studying, but as already mentioned, stu...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Descent in a holding pattern - Boeing 777
Replies: 18
Views: 2989

Re: Descent in a holding pattern - Boeing 777

FlyHossD wrote:
Quite often, descents in a holding pattern are given 1,000' feet at a time. So depending on workload, I'd either use VNAV (low workload) or Vertical Speed (high workload).


Can you elaborate why VNAV is used when you have low workload? I would have thought VNAV is more straightforward than VS...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The most expensive wine ever?
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: The most expensive wine ever?

When I go out with clients I always pick the most expensive wine although I have no clue what is good(ok, Corporate isn't happy to see more than 20000USD per bottle). Until now this has always worked out and thr clients are generally "impressed".

Jump to post
by DGVT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers
Replies: 57
Views: 3052

Re: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Simple rule: if you can’t pay cash, you can’t afford it.

GF


What about those cool leveraged buyouts in the 1980s? Like 95% debt.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4952

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

WIederling wrote:
DGVT wrote:
I am happy that the child labor in Congo is kept busy mining rare earths.


Congo is cobalt, tantalum. not rare earth afaik.


You’re right, I stand corrected. The kids are mining cobalt.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4952

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

If EVs were as good (and as cheap) as you say then why does the government have to exempt them from taxes? The fact that the government is doing this, shows that they are not competitive when compared to ICEs. Now I'm not against EVs at all, but simply stating that they are good for every need and c...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 4952

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

I am happy that the child labor in congo is kept busy mining rare earths.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lucy Flores says Biden acted inappropriately
Replies: 78
Views: 5027

Re: Lucy Flores says Biden acted inappropriately

Being an old white male in the democratic party is tough in the times of identity politics.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15257

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

According to IATA NA carriers had an average net margin of 6%, while European ones had an average of 3.4% (no numbers found for single countries). Now you can bring in your ideological opinion, but simply having a look at market shares and the somewhat fractured nature of Europe (cultures, languages...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What was your experience with online dating?
Replies: 40
Views: 3062

Re: What was your experience with online dating?

Online dating is like buying a used car. Online pics look great, but I get severely disappointed when we meet face to face.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9182

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

With general government spending standing at~38% of GDP, the US already is in the club of socialist countries. Obviously Americans don't like to admit that, as they are brainwashed to believe that they are some type of archetypal capitalist society.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 808
Views: 38535

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

This thing is far from over. BN747 Oh it's over. Everyone said he would resign from office. He didn't Everyone said he would be impeached and removed from office. He isn't Everyone said he would fire Mueller. He didn't Everyone said he would interfere with Mueller. He didn't Everyone said the repor...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24091

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

Well atleast BA knows how to use instagram: Upload some meaningless photos.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating age gap
Replies: 42
Views: 4210

Re: Dating age gap

When I was in my early 20s I had some great fun with women in their 30s. Based on my experience, the upper limit would be 40, maybe 45. Some women age better than others.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 12041

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

Maybe tu204 and co can tune in and tell me how why Putin is so great when real disposable income has been stagnant or falling since 2014. In my opinion Russians either seem to care more about nationalism or other non-monetary things, or they have no hope that others can do better.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 157
Views: 16914

Re: LOT Polish international growth

A lot of interesting points brought up.
IMO it will be interesting to see what happens with the routes and aircraft when the next downturn arrives. While Poland has made huge progress economically I wonder if it is possible to sustain such a network and fleet.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your tips for losing weight easily?
Replies: 40
Views: 2387

Re: What are your tips for losing weight easily?

Get off the internet and do some sport. Do some proper exercise like jogging and after you have built up some basic stamina, dosome HIIT (Google it). If you follow through I can guarantee you, that you will lose some weight. Also eat healthy. Try to reduce that shit full of sugar (today every crap h...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?

Of course Zimbabwe is going tits up. What did you expect, some kind of upswing?

Jump to post
by DGVT
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13976

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

I should rephrase my question. How do short-haul intra-asian flights work during the middle of the night, when passengers can get no sleep? That 1 am departure to Vienna makes sense, that 2:50 departure to Taiyuan does not! A lot of these flights are operated by low-cost airlines. I assume they are...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55324

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Delta is going to get rid all of them because the Anet rumor that it can't do LAX-SYD is true.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5665

Re: Der Spiegal - "Institutional Bias"

Wait a moment, let me gather some "facts" from the Socialist Worker, so I can counter your "arguments".

Jump to post
by DGVT
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Missing
Replies: 96
Views: 4213

Re: President Trump Missing

Must have been dreadful to fly 11h in a luxurious plane filled with tough guys to an airbase that is guarded by even tougher guys to shake hands and make selfies with soldiers and talk some regular BS.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5994

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

While Europe does offer hookers, the money you spend in Amsterdam for one hour is worth a day in SE Asia. Of course the flight is expensive, but at the same time the weather is warmer, there is a beach, cheap beer, ok food, submissive girls and as anrec80 says there is this perception of freedom and...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3717

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

Yes! And if that fails we detonate a tactical nuclear device. And if that fails we detonate a strategic one. And if that fails the doomsday device will take care of the rest!

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5665

Re: Der Spiegal - "Institutional Bias"

Der Spiegel is definitely left leaning and in general I agree that European media is often overly (artificially) critical of the US, but that doesn't mean that the continent doesn't have credible journalists. If you are willing to pay Germany, Switzerland and the UK for example (e.g. FAZ, NZZ, FT or...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5994

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

Maybe all single young men on this forum can book a flight to Thailand and "get lucky". If they fail down there, at least they enjoyed the aviation part of flying there.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 8041

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

What mainly causes emissions is the usage of a car and not how many I own. I can have 5 cars, but I can only drive one at a time. Of course the reduced demand causes less cars to be produced and there would be les emissions from production, by I think emissions during usage are the main point. If yo...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 13453

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Apart from having a lot of people, does PHX or MIA have any meaningful connection (business wise or possible VFR) to Asia? I don't really know anythibg about PHX. I know MIA is great for money laundering, but it mainly caters to LATAM.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7229

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Just a note. The US3, due to their pilots contracts, can't own another airline unless those pilots are on the seniority list and under the same contract OR operate as a connection/express carrier with aircraft under 76 seats. (and the current outsourcing caps) it is highly unlikely we see a Delta/A...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7229

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

Very good, time for the communist USA and EU to do the same.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huawei CFO granted bail in Vancouver
Replies: 57
Views: 3244

Re: Huawei CFO granted bail in Vancouver

Could the PRC have prevented the arrest by handing the CFO of Huawei Telecom a (temporary) diplomatic passport? According to local reports in Vancouver, she has already traveled this year using seven different passports all issued by China Perhaps you misunderstood. Diplomatic passports give immuni...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s
Replies: 59
Views: 10606

Re: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s

Cunard, it seems you have quite some knowledge of the topic.
Did the nonstop flight from HK go through or bypass southern China? I assume Vietnam and Laos were ok to overfly?

Jump to post
by DGVT
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burundi rejects Kenya Airways subsidiary flight rights
Replies: 23
Views: 3711

Re: Burundi rejects Kenya Airways subsidiary flight rights

Landlocked failed states like Burundi should be happy about any air connection to the country, mainly due to the economic effects. Apparently that has no importance to the government.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7392

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

Who sent the jobs overseas??? The consumers who demanded cheaper, better quality and greater variety goods. The company managements who were driven to the wall by competition. Shoes and furniture were big industries in New England, they went south to the Carolinas, Georgia, then overseas. You can’t...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10846

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

We are all adults who should consume alcohol responsible. Getting drunk on the plane is no issue. It only becomes an issue you when you start behaving like an idiot and cause an inconvenience to the cabin crew and fellow passengers. Finally some common sense. Sadly in todays overregulated society w...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7392

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

The best option would be to use the good old communist tactic of protecting the US market by taking out the sledgehammers and destroying all those foreign cars. Then we pressure foreign governments to enact voluntary export restraints on car exports to the US like in good old 1980s.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164598

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

The fact that WOWs CEO was talking about a 200-300 Mio. USD IPO in September which became a 25 Mio. USD takeover by Icelandair in the beginning of November already was a clear indicator that shit hit the fan.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1661

Re: The Global Diabetes Epidemic

Diabetes is becoming a global epidemic and I was shocked to see this article about India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/98-mn-indians-may-have-diabetes-by-2030-lancet-study/articleshow/66736488.cms China is going through the same thing. The traditional Chinese and Indian dishes are load...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has spent $6T on wars, killing 500,000 since 9/11
Replies: 76
Views: 4869

Re: US has spent $6T on wars, killing 500,000 since 9/11

What this number tells me is that Osama and the Taliban were/are super efficient. Think about how a cheap operation like 9/11 succeeded in convincing a nation to spend $6T on war. On a cost per kill basis our enemies from the stoneage are doing a much better job than the US.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?
Replies: 18
Views: 1319

Re: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?

The proper isotope? I thought Japan had some 47 tons, although not all of it is in the country. That should be enough to "have some fun". for bombs you need Pu239. The isotope with benign avalanche behaviour. from commercial reactors you get Pu238 mostly, the Pu239 created decays to Pu238...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?
Replies: 18
Views: 1319

Re: Should Japan and Taiwan develop their own nuclear weapon?

WIederling wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
Both have double digit tons of Plutonium on Stock.

The proper isotope?


I thought Japan had some 47 tons, although not all of it is in the country. That should be enough to "have some fun".

Jump to post
by DGVT
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4877

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

I was very impressed on my last visit to the USA because the English language was not necessary, since the majority of workers at hotels, restaurants, taxi drivers, tourist guides, etc. speak Spanish. I wonder why the United States does not consider both English and Spanish as official languages? Y...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 145
Views: 32187

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

If Qantas says the Perth to London route is doing well, I am far more likely to believe Qantas than someone on the internet casting shade with no evidence behind it. Joyce has a whole lot more credibility than you. Why do you say I love the 777-8? There is an information asymmetry between sharehold...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing
Replies: 70
Views: 16481

Re: China Southern plots global growth from Guangzhou and Beijing

Maybe Zoedyn or some other Chinese Members can tell me if CAN is as generous with subsidies as some other Chinese cities? If I remember correctly Tier 1 Cities aren't really into that (anymore)?

Jump to post
by DGVT
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 145
Views: 32187

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

If Qantas says the Perth to London route is doing well, I am far more likely to believe Qantas than someone on the internet casting shade with no evidence behind it. Joyce has a whole lot more credibility than you. Why do you say I love the 777-8? There is an information asymmetry between sharehold...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Baggage on short connections - how do they handle it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

Re: Baggage on short connections - how do they handle it?

Thank you for your answer! Please do dig out some pictures if you want... I can print them and attach them to my suitcase? :) Once I actually had a sticker on my suitcase with SHOCON written on it, I assume it means Short Connection. It could have been at AMS. Once when going to the US I had a stic...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?
Replies: 14
Views: 3429

Re: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?

But it can make sense to put flights which are neither Schengen nor EU to E Gates. It looks more prestigious. Edelweiss puts flights like RAK, SPU, LCA to E Gates, what's the problem with Swiss? I'm not quite sure where you are taking this prestigious thing from? There is nothing prestigious about ...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 145
Views: 32187

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

[twoid]l[/twoid] Whilst Australia is a huge country with a relatively small population Sydney and Melbourne are very large cities in one of the planet's richest countries. I'm quite confident that there will be a large premium demand to 2 of the world's key markets- LON and NYC. London I kind of und...

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline
Replies: 15
Views: 3991

Re: Airline Ratings names winner for Best Airline

Fantastic report, very good for publicity.

Jump to post
by DGVT
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 145
Views: 32187

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

Th Is it seriously viable to introduce a “minifleet” to cover ULR routes which have a high risk of not beeing profitable when oil goes up and the economy goes down or is this just all about some media presence? As has been discussed in previous topics whatever is ordered will not only fly routes suc...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2