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by Mortyman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?
Replies: 35
Views: 1465

Re: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?

It was Reagan’s “posturing” that gave heart to the Eastern bloc to throw off the Soviet yoke. They knew from bitter experience in Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968 that the West wouldn’t challenge the Soviets, but Reagan came and said, “there’s a new sheriff in town”. Absolute nonsense. It had v...

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by Mortyman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Grounds all F-35s for fuel line failure
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: US Grounds all F-35s for fuel line failure

All Norwegian F-35 is back in the air after only half a day of inspection.

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by Mortyman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are all--Boeing or all-Airbus
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Airlines that are all--Boeing or all-Airbus

For smaller airlines it makes sense to just have ony supplier, typically Airbus or Boeing. For bigger airlines, some argue that is still makes sense (simplicty for LCCs) or that is better to have two or more suppliers, to decrease dependency and have the best airplane for each route. All-Boeing are...

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by Mortyman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumour: New £50 note
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Rumour: New £50 note

It has been reported that the HM Treasury and Bank of England have agreed to make a new fifty quid note in 2021 to replace the current Series F one with Matthew Boulton and James Watt. For a bit of fun, suggestions for the back? does it have to be a person ? Why not put the Concorde on … ? :-)

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by Mortyman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3178
Views: 375720

Re: TUI wants the 797

The Norwegian ceo commented several months ago that Norwegian was very interested and wanted to be the first airline to get it ...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

jsnww81 wrote:

I don't believe Fornebu handled transatlantic jet services until the 767 came along in the 1980s; at that point a new international facility was built at one end of the complex.

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Here is a photo of a Pan Am Boeing 707 in 1972:

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16300

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

That’s a lot of bollocked data you are using. To lump all of the various Norwegian alias Airlines together to get that headline and not allow BA to include its other carries of IAG is a bad comparison. I am not using anything. New York Port authority is presenting the airlines this way. How you rea...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16300

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

It's crazy to see how much Norwegian plays in the market which a few short years ago would have been 100% unthinkable. Do, however, spend a few seconds to examine the doublespeak. The biggest foreign airline would be Air Canada but the article sticks "transatlantic" in there BUUUUUT not a...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why no feedback when posts are deleted by moderators ?
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Why no feedback when posts are deleted by moderators ?

Why is there no feedback when posts are deleted by moderators ?

Before when your posts were deleted by moderators, we used to get feedbacks as to why it was … Now I don't get any feedback and I am left in the dark as to why various posts of mine has been deleted…

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

I always assumed Gardermoen was a brand new airport when it opened. Just now I discover that the first flight on this location already happened in 1912. And that Gardermoen had been used many decades for charter and intercontinental flights before its official opening. So what was exactly new back ...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16300

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

Commentary from Norwegian: Norwegian, has become the largest non-U.S. airline on transatlantic routes to and from the New York area based on passenger numbers. The airline carried 1.67 million international passengers to and from three of New York City’s airports according to the Port Authority of ...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16300

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

Commentary from Norwegian: Norwegian, has become the largest non-U.S. airline on transatlantic routes to and from the New York area based on passenger numbers. The airline carried 1.67 million international passengers to and from three of New York City’s airports according to the Port Authority of ...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16300

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

BA's focus has always been yield, on a CASM basis you can't compare DY vs BA. Plus the figures given don't include IAG carriers IB, EI or LV and don't include JV partners AA or AY. Including all of those, BA still carries way more pax than Norwegian. Sorry but IB, EI, LV , AA, AY is not BA and it i...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16300

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

I think BA has poor service and product also and that it is proabably not helping either against it's rivals. Not even Norwegian. BA's focus has always been yield, on a CASM basis you can't compare DY vs BA. Plus the figures given don't include IAG carriers IB, EI or LV and don't include JV partner...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16300

British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle has overtaken British Airways as the biggest non-U.S. airline on transatlantic routes to and from the New York area, in the latest illustration of the low cost carrier's move into British...

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by Mortyman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

When it closed in 1998 it was a fairly old airport at around 55 years old and it had become very cramped. However it was nearer to the city and it had a beautiful location. Many pilots and passengers alike enjoyed the scenery flying in there. However in the end it became too small and it was just t...

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by Mortyman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

hooverman wrote:
How is the resistance against the new runway?


Various enviromentalist groups in Norway are against it and wants Norway to focus on imroved Train services instead between the larger cities ...

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by Mortyman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

I was still young when I last flew through FBU, and I can't remember why but my child mind really didn't like FBU at all. I felt so fancy going through the new Gardermoen for the first time. When it closed in 1998 it was a fairly old airport at around 55 years old and it had become very cramped. Ho...

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by Mortyman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 3558

OSL is 20 years old today !

It is today 20 years since Oslo Airport Gardermoen became Norway's new main airport, officially opened by His Majesty King Harald. Since then, more than 386 million passengers have traveled to and from Oslo airport, The traffic has both in passengers and cargo numbers become much bigger and much fas...

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by Mortyman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
Replies: 42
Views: 1284

Re: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

No, the US MIL is in Europe because you lot have proven time and again that you can’t live together without creating lots of bad history. A trend that continued into Yugoslavian breakup. GF No https://i.pinimg.com/originals/dd/69/3c/dd693cf988c457606b0e2609db4566b5.jpg and no

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by Mortyman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7413

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

Oslo

Would be nice

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by Mortyman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
Replies: 42
Views: 1284

Re: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

Good, then maybe ya'll can pay to defend yourselves then, and we can stop spending money to defend Europe and Asia. The reason why the US has had and continues to have bases and presence in Europe is first and foremost out of own financial and security interests. That's why the US has bases in Euro...

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by Mortyman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
Replies: 42
Views: 1284

Re: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

The latest from the news: " United States breaking friendship agreement with Iran. US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the United States is breaking the friendship agreement with Iran from 1955. Pompeo justifies the decision because The Hague international court agreed wit...

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by Mortyman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
Replies: 42
Views: 1284

Re: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

The latest from the news: " United States breaking friendship agreement with Iran. US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the United States is breaking the friendship agreement with Iran from 1955. Pompeo justifies the decision because The Hague international court agreed with...

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by Mortyman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
Replies: 42
Views: 1284

UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation. The ruling by the In...

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by Mortyman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 5734

Re: Virgin to join worldwide by easyjet

Hasn't Norwegian also been part of this for a while ?

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by Mortyman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump
Replies: 54
Views: 1408

Re: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump

[threeid][/threeid] The last 20 years? Hell, how about the last couple of years? Personally I believe Trump is just one part of a much bigger problem. I feel it started With 9/11. The US has moved more and more away from global institutions that the US itself was the founding father of, such as the ...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1483

Re: Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?

If you're asking how it was, I'm going to throw my ten cents in from I think two years ago: I needed to go from Guyana to Suriname on a given date and booked an SLM flight for I think it for $120 one way a few weeks ahead. When I checked back I think two weeks or so before travel, I found that they...

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump
Replies: 54
Views: 1408

The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump

The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump according to a recent survey. .. The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American fact tank based in Washington, D.C. The survey was conducted by the American Pew Research Center and is based on interviews with over 26,000 people in 25 countries....

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by Mortyman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1483

Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?

Your thoughts on Surinam Airways ?

Has anyone here flown on their Airbus 340. How was it, service , condition of aircraft etc ?

I read somewhere that they were planning on getting an additional long haul aircraft, but it does not seem to have come to anything ...

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by Mortyman
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's

That sounds about right. $160 million Euro each. The US government will be making a big profit on top. The original request for approval was for 3 KC-130's and 3 normal C-130J for special forces use. They would have all the protection equipment. They arent vanilla aircraft. The A400M costs around 2...

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by Mortyman
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Boeing 737-900
Replies: 19
Views: 3743

KLM Boeing 737-900

Where does KLM fly the Boeing 737-900 ?

I see they only have 5 of that version. Why so few ?

The 900 version in general seems to be rare ...

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by Mortyman
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?
Replies: 91
Views: 12737

Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

Will we ever see an Airbus 380 stretch ?

Airbus 380-900 or Airbus 380-1000 ?

I know that it's not looking good at the moment, but has Airbus put the plans in the dust bin completly ?

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by Mortyman
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Customers And Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: Future A380 Customers And Routes

Can we expect the big European legacies to order more / replacement aircraft ?

Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways ?

I would be surprised if Lufthansa won't be ordering replacement aircraft ...

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by Mortyman
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: Germany agrees on purchase of 6 C-130J's

970 million euro for 6 ?

Sounds expensive. Is the C-130J really that expensive ?

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by Mortyman
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK to open MCO crew base 12/1
Replies: 17
Views: 1800

Re: NK to open MCO crew base 12/1

North Korea to open MCO crew base ???!

Thats a bit of a drastic development isn't it ? :biggrin:

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by Mortyman
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 592
Views: 42854

Re: F-35 news thread

Actually I find it quite compact. I´ve seen it (USAF A version) at static display of the ILA Air Show in Berlin few months ago and I was surprised by how small it is. But then again, it´s a single engine aircraft in the class of the F-16 so it´s not surprising. I also saw the F-35B recently, next t...

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by Mortyman
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for travel to the Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Tips for travel to the Netherlands

Hello I plan on making a trip to the Netherlands this autumn. From my home airport ARN there are flights to AMS on KL, SK and DY and to EIN on HV. Being a poor student KL and SK are out of my league so that leaves the choice between DY and HV. I have flown DY before but I have no experience on HV. ...

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by Mortyman
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group orders 27 A320neos
Replies: 35
Views: 7380

Re: Lufthansa Group orders 27 A320neos

jghealey wrote:
Brussels Airlines will probably soon be gone. If Eurowings doesn't replace it I will be surprised.


Tragic… :-(

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by Mortyman
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?
Replies: 55
Views: 13146

Re: Lufthansa doesn't operate 777s

musman9853 wrote:
they made the mistake of getting a340s


Wich seems to have been working and continues to work fine for them. A major airline like Lufthansa would have gotten ridd of them sooner if not.

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by Mortyman
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3117

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

Some from the past, some from the present. I like the previous KLM livery with the straight line rather than the curved one they have now and also the previous American Airlines and not the new Lufthansa livery. 4457015 2600261 2643305 0005714 2218058 2094635 0352188 0477427 1083832 0780490 1769651 ...

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by Mortyman
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4414

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

and Fox news cut the laughter out of the segment and ran it without the laughter….

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by Mortyman
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4414

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

Trump is the American people's special message to people like UN bureaucrats who laugh at their own people too. And that message is, here is the person we find most appropriate to address you. A bat shet, bellicose, reality show goblin with ill fitting suits who hurls much-deserved abuse at you. It...

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by Mortyman
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Looking to Offload EuroHawk UAV to Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: Germany Looking to Offload EuroHawk UAV to Canada

Why did Germany buy drones that were not certified to work in Europe ? Apparently they did not know this in advance. Shouldn't they get money back from Northrop Grumman ? What am I not getting here ?

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