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by sonicruiser
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 8960

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

Polaris on the 78X/77W easily beats F on the A321T

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by sonicruiser
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30th anniversary of Qantas LHR-SYD 747 record flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2754

30th anniversary of Qantas LHR-SYD 747 record flight

30 years ago on August 16, 1989, VH-OJA set the record for what was then the world's longest commercial flight departing LHR and touching down in SYD 20hrs and 9min later. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-17/30-years-since-qantas-top-secret-london-to-sydney-flight/11413346 http://www.traveller.co...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 9763

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

The news comes as a surprise to me, Mr Hogg was a very good boss, fair and balanced to his employees and a very good leader. Under his leadership he turned the airline around and delivered very strong first half results. I have always found Mr Hogg to one of strong integrity and ethics, something w...

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25552

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

CWL757 wrote:
"Were gonna end up in the corn field" - Sulloski


Hahahahaha :rotfl:

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by sonicruiser
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 3840

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

Virgin Atlantic is basically Delta UK plus a few extra routes.

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by sonicruiser
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6712

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

As for the 'Oh my god, how can DL not fly from HKG?!!!!!' crowd, I'll point out that HKG doesn't make the top 10. You'll notice the absence of PEK, PVG, too. The top Mideast origin, DXB, doesn't even crack the top 20. Completely useless point. HKG doesn't make the top 10 because they don't even fly...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 17
Views: 4054

Re: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747

Jon Proctor, one of the best aviation photographers, and one of the nicest people, ever to be associated with our hobby, worked as a crewman on MEA's 747s when they were leased to Saudia in the late 1970s. He shared his experiences on his blog: http://jonproctor.net/overseas-assignment/ Jon shares ...

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by sonicruiser
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Pakistan Airspace closed for Indian Flights yet again
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

Re: Pakistan Airspace closed for Indian Flights yet again

In no universe was overflight revenue generating anything remotely close to a million dollars unless you’re a country as large as Russia. There wasn’t much to lose but a lot to gain by keeping the pressure on India. Hopefully they’ll come to their senses and restore the ban.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Pakistan Airspace closed for Indian Flights yet again
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

Re: Pakistan Airspace closed for Indian Flights yet again

They should never have reopened it in the first place.

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by sonicruiser
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?
Replies: 16
Views: 2101

What happened to the plans for the Big Cypress Jetport?

Back in the 70's there were plans for a massive airport in Big Cypress as the biggest airport in the world to cover some roughly 40sq miles with 6 runways connected to both Miami and Naples. Nowadays, it's just a lone runway (Dade/Collier Airport) in the middle of the Everglades. What happened?

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by sonicruiser
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 dead in training flight crash in residential area near Rawalpindi
Replies: 1
Views: 2045

17 dead in training flight crash in residential area near Rawalpindi

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-as ... lane-crash
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RIP to the victims. Based on the video, I don't think anyone could have survived that and it also crashed in a densely populated residential area killing some on the ground as well.

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-as ... lane-crash

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 24
Views: 7363

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

This is great news. I love seeing their bright blue 787 at JFK. You can spot it from a mile away, easily one of the best looking liveries out there.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11845

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

This is what happens when the engineers at Airbus have too much free time.

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 78
Views: 8473

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

The meeting between PM Khan and Pres. Trump went pretty well, actually much better than I thought. I was surprised how much he wanted to increase trade with Pakistan, so that's a very good sign of the nonstop coming sooner than we thought! :D

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 78
Views: 8473

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

Ah, so ISB-JFK isn’t happening immediately. Okay. We’ll see what PM Khan says to Trump about the TSA visit. I think that they were just waiting to get greenlighted and it looks like now they've finally been given the go ahead from TSA to commence the nonstop. Sounds like they're currently working o...

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT WAW-MIA over west coast Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

Re: LOT WAW-MIA over west coast Florida

Tons of MIA arrivals get vectored over TPA and MCO. Totally normal.

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15924

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Well, there are other more pressing matters in the ME and we need as many countries in that region as allies as possible to avoid war with Iran. Having closer ties with Qatar Airlines can't hurt since they are heavily influenced by their own government. Who knows, perhaps this meeting is about more...

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18262

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Nope, not with Alaska there

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Should Gulfstream make regional jets?

Logically speaking, I think it would be a smart business decision. However, from a brand perspective, I could see why they would want to guard their name as the manufacturer of the most prestigious business jets by not jumping into the dumpster fire that is the regional jet market. Is this what keep...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36644

Re: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019

Looks like US just shot down an Iranian drone so airlines are probably going to be rerouting again. Wonder if this will have any effect on UA's resumption.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7544

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

The outrage seems kind of unwarranted. They didn't say anything offensive unless you want to take it that way.

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 87
Views: 9459

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

BBDFlyer wrote:
Brazil fares are expensive due to the north-south flying, which reduces aircraft utilization. With few exceptions, it’s a red eye going each way, requiring the aircraft to sit at the outstation for the whole day not being utilized.


Why does north-south flying reduce utilization?

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the next revolution in air travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

What will be the next revolution in air travel?

We've come a long way from Kitty Hawk, to props, to the jet age, to jumbos. What will be the next revolution in air travel and how far are we from it?

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5794

Re: ANZ Y NO NY?

Polot wrote:
Look at a globe/map. Locate New Zealand. Now locate New York. The answer should now be pretty obvious.


This is the only correct answer.

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6182

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Only if Lockheed was providing the world with supersonic commercial airplanes, then yes. This is actually a very interesting point you make. Lockheed doesn't have many advantages on perfecting (conventional) commercial aircraft design as compared to the established Boeing and Airbus duopoly but a s...

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4585

Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

I was reading recently that the Concorde made an usually high number of visits to Australia due to interest from Qantas and thus resulting in the demonstration flights for the sales pitch. In the end they didn't end up buying it, but Australia is a long way from Europe so I must imagine they must've...

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by sonicruiser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 10018

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

MAH4546 wrote:
I don't get why people keep focusing on Jewish populations. That's not what drives traffic on El Al's flights.


Thank you!!! I was wondering when someone would realize this.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6053

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

xwb777 wrote:
Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised Sir Tim Clark landing rights once the new BER airport is open.


I wonder if she meant that as a joke. Clever way of saying no.

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by sonicruiser
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 15856

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Erdogan to Trump: "We will buy 100 Boeings and you will let us buy the S400 from the Russians. Deal?" Yeah like Erdogan would need permission from the US to buy S400's. He doesn't give a damn what they think and rightly so. The era of countries being pushed around by the US is over and it...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23948

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Which is of course, a complete misnomer, as both airports have airlines that specifically schedule connecting flights with calculated transfer flow, making them hubs in every sense of the word. Heck, multiple airlines at MCO; both domestically and internationally. The only airline I would seriously...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23948

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fl...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
I’d rather see ISB-NRT nonstop than via BKK to be honest.


I agree but it is still good to know that Pakistan is on JAL's map. A few years ago, this would have been unthinkable.

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6575

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

LHR01 wrote:
It's a matter of time, you'll here an announcement soon

On one note;
British Airways today will be operating the Boeing 787-9 to Islamabad instead of a 787-8


Interesting, wonder if its a one-off or testing an upgauge already :D

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 78
Views: 8473

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
IAH? Really? Isn’t most of the Pakistani traffic from IAH headed to KHI, not ISB? I mean, unless PK can offer a competitive connection from ISB to KHI...
But hey, my cousins would be thrilled if that ever did happen


I mean what’s to stop KHI from getting approved by TSA for a nonstop as well?

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 78
Views: 8473

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

This is a dumb question but is there a difference between safety vs security audits? ie. PK in this case vs TG/VN for example. Or are they basically evaluated the same way?

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO

LH658 wrote:
Lot of traffic on Pakistan to Thailand route, I guess they want to take slice of that cake. Also BKK has lot of 5th freedom routes.


I was thinking the same. JAL may be using this as a way to test the waters before they do a nonstop. Either benefits Pakistan so it's a win-win.

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 78
Views: 8473

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

I have no clue why everyone is talking about preclearance, its a totally irrelevant point that has nothing to do with TSA. I do hope to see the resumption of PK JFK nonstop flights in the near future.

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14745

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

readytotaxi wrote:
Having made it to the gate, how are the lines for clearing CBP on Int arrivals? Is there a quiet time to arrive?


It can get pretty backed up at times. For anyone wondering, this was roughly between 2 and 3PM. But usually it's not this bad.

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14745

LAX congestion getting out of control?

I've flown into LAX several times fairly recently and I cannot help but notice the sheer number of aircraft that are holding in position all around the airport, taxiing around in multiple circles for as long as 20-30 minutes waiting for a gate, while others don't get a gate at all and go straight to...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 46
Views: 9305

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

There has been airside bus transfer for a few years now. It has stops at G, K and the new L stinger gates. Anyone could use it, even a star alliance boarding pass. Just this week, UA started one from B. Use it next time Is it possible to use the bus if you're just going to a lounge in T5 during a l...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO

http://www.app.com.pk/japanese-airline- ... kyo-route/
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Interesting comments from the Japanese ambassador recently, who expressed JAL's interest in returning to Pakistan with a fifth freedom route from ISB-BKK-TYO.

http://www.app.com.pk/japanese-airline- ... kyo-route/

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss
Replies: 11
Views: 3752

Re: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss

Iran has a strong track record of being able to jam GPS, in fact it's how they hacked and landed an RQ-170 a few years ago as well as capturing an American naval boat.

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36644

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Maybe the US & others will pressure PAK to open its airspace. PAK is using its airspace to get concessions from India. It is really dangerous to do that. It opens the door for India to do similar petty things. Net net the military incident is long over. So airspace should open Actions have cons...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1 killed, 7 injured in Saudi airport attack
Replies: 0
Views: 1656

1 killed, 7 injured in Saudi airport attack

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... r-63890003
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There are reports of drone attacks on the airports of Abha and Jizan in the south of Saudia Arabia that have left 1 dead and 7 wounded.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... r-63890003

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9286

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

So you are saying that the militery personnel in Iran who are in chage of missiles etc are more sophisticated than those in Ukraine who shot down 9M-MRD thinking it was an enemy airforce plane? Most definitely yes. Iranian airspace is much busier than anywhere in Ukraine and they are quite well awa...

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7719

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

Rdh3e wrote:
"It's on the drawing board..."


"......in dry-erase marker"


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7719

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

Sure, though what exactly is your point in bringing that up? ...that other airlines don't beat UA to starting routes? Precisely Which is notable ignorance of recent history, on your part. DL's started multiple dozens of international routes, on four different continents, since exiting Chpt11... and...

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9286

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

No it isn't. You can't object to a country supposedly violating a treaty that you didn't even sign. Literally no one cares if you didn't sign it. If you're in their territory, you're gonna be enforced with their rules whether you agree with it or not. The US may believe that they were over internat...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6575

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

MalevTU134 wrote:
Shutting your eyes doesn't make reality disappear. Most of us learnt that by the age of 2. Soon you will, too.


Just out of curiosity, have you ever visited Pakistan?

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