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by GearShaft5
Sun May 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13552

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

HKers in general doesn't like to connect unless they have to also, after being "spoiled" by CX for so many years. We're not spoiled. We just demand to have the non-stop service to which we are accustomed, living in one of the world's major financial and fun cities. Thank God for CX. US ca...

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by GearShaft5
Tue May 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16528

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

People forget that it was the US that actively encouraged China's manufacturing base. In the late 1980s it was Bush 1 (former US Ambassador to China) who kicked it off, followed by Clinton who ramped it up. Manufacturing was outsourced to China. Services were outsourced to India (call a 1-800 custom...

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by GearShaft5
Mon May 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16528

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Boeing is a US-government subsidized company, both directly and indirectly - and that's apart from it also being integral to the military industrial complex. It's galling to witness the US righteously accuse other countries of subsidizing their industries and then imposing either punitive sanctions ...

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by GearShaft5
Wed May 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 94
Views: 16919

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

In the face of continuing leaks about the allegedly compromised MACA feature on theB737-8MAX and the fact that the FAA apparently outsourced safety certification of that aircraft to Boeing (a direct conflict of interest and dereliction of duty), how ironic that the FAA considers itself qualified to ...

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by GearShaft5
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 17802

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

There are several CX pilots and Flight Attendants in the gym that I go to. Recent feedback is that 777-9x will be deployed on the CX first-tier premium routes e.g.London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago. A350-900 and A350-1000 split between established regional and long haul "bran...

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