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by dz09
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 17527

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

this would be great for united mileage plus members, especially if Etihad decides to start ewr-auh. It is such a hassle to transit through europe to get to the UAE.

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by dz09
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7615

Re: LAX to Aruba

Aruba has absolutely nothing to offer in terms of history, sites or culture, food etc.. except for a very few nice beaches.

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by dz09
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8395

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

I don't know which part of the US and which part of Europe you're looking at. But, from my eyes, it's the other way around: the US (Georgia at least) couldn't care less while Europe (France) is very strict about it. Are you suggesting that trash removed from incoming flights at Hartsfield–Jackson A...

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by dz09
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air applies for US authority
Replies: 24
Views: 6218

Re: Oman Air applies for US authority

I would guess that their first route would be JFK, with ORD and IAD as far-fetched possibilities... The second part of that is interesting, I wonder who they would codeshare with? As far as I know, they're not in any alliance... a few months ago i flew from muscat to London with them on a UA ticket...

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by dz09
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8395

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

what people are not aware of is that in the US, unlike europe, recycling is taken seriously and disposal of trash is very regulated. If I mix plastic with regular trash or with glass I get a heavy fine from the town. Therefore I prefer a plastic cup or fork over an improperly cleaned glass.

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by dz09
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 standard configuration seat map?
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Boeing 787 seat map?

i had no idea they had all this info available. Very interesting. I'm just finding out that seat widths on the 777 (10 abreast), 787 and 757 are the same. the narrowest seats are actually on the 737. the widest seats are on the 777 with 9 abreast followed by the 767. I am one of those people that th...

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by dz09
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10371

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

great news. i wish they would start the service earlier than august 2019. this would be another option out of Newark for trips to the UAE with a star alliance partner.

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by dz09
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12149

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

I disagree with you completely. read my post carefully and you'll see that I'm not asking for wider seats. All I'm saying is that don't fix what's not broken. take United for instance, why did they go for the 10 abreast on their 777? were they losing money on the 9 abreast? they were not! the bean ...

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by dz09
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12149

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

I wonder how many people who are for this type of regulation would change their mind if they knew that this would result in them paying higher fares? I'm willing to take my chances and I'm not going to take your word for it. for once, I welcome the government intervention. Fares cannot get any high...

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by dz09
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12149

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

you're making it sound like the passengers are becoming greedy. They're not. All we want is to stop decreasing the pitch and the seat widths. we're not asking for wider seats or more legroom. just leave what has worked for decades the hell alone. I work for myself and try to fly first class wheneve...

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by dz09
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12149

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

Seat width alone is not enough. Airlines can take media for a ride by quietly making the arm rest 0.5 inch wide or reduce aisle width to a minimum. The amount of passenger for a certain cabin width at shoulder height should be defined. As well a real leg space. "slim" Seats attacked passe...

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by dz09
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12149

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

If this were to ever pass why couldn’t the US govt require any international airlines wanting to serve the US to adhere to the requirements. This way they wouldn’t have to change their whole fleet, just their international aircraft. Seems reasonable. Or they can stop flying to the US and let the ai...

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by dz09
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12149

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

This is a great initiative as airlines have lost their compass when it comes to such things. Yes, people want lower fares but at the same time we are presented with a fare structure where upper flying classes tend to be extremely expensive thus unattainable for many. Also, if airlines are degrading...

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by dz09
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12957

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

What you fail to understand is that a recurrent PPC at EK is a total of 18hrs on top of the flying schedule. The legal max per month is 100 then add recurrent which is not legally flying for FDP purposes and hey bingo you can ‘fly’ up to 118 pm. While it’s not all technically flying, the sim is far...

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by dz09
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12957

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

As I’ve continued to say, expect plans on new routes to continue to be put on hold or cancelled as the pilot shortage/resignations continues. Several A380 Captains I know have been rostered in excess of 115hrs flight time for the month of October. 115 hrs/month? seriously? there isn't a single capt...

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by dz09
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12957

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

As I’ve continued to say, expect plans on new routes to continue to be put on hold or cancelled as the pilot shortage/resignations continues. Several A380 Captains I know have been rostered in excess of 115hrs flight time for the month of October. 115 hrs/month? seriously? there isn't a single capt...

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by dz09
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12957

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

As I’ve continued to say, expect plans on new routes to continue to be put on hold or cancelled as the pilot shortage/resignations continues. Several A380 Captains I know have been rostered in excess of 115hrs flight time for the month of October. 115 hrs/month? seriously? there isn't a single capt...

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by dz09
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12957

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

I'm sorry but slot related or not who in sane mind would fly to that bus station which is MEX? Did any of you fly to/from MEX airport in recent times? If EK had a choice and was looking for reasons not to fly somewhere, a single visit to that place would answer it. Its still waay better than the li...

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by dz09
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12957

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

I wonder how much of a role the AM/DL JV had in the Mexican authorities not giving EK what they wanted. If the media were to question EK about this, they would vehemently deny it, but I have a feeling that DL/AM may have something to do with it... Hopefully, AM/DL did have something to do with it. ...

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by dz09
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

With BA you will have a SERVICE ! With DI you paid peanuts...YOU DO NOT HAVE SERVICE ! In this case it's not a DI aircraft but an A 380 Hi'fly aircraft ! Delicious ! Sorry to disillusion you - I had a BA flight cancelled while I was at the gate waiting to depart last December. I am still waiting to...

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by dz09
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

So is it only Norwegian that can cancel a flight and leave you standing? I don't think so. well I'm still here and i won't fly until tomorrow with another airline. of course Norwegian is not the only airline that cancelled a flight and left people stranded. airlines that do that are the ones I call...

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by dz09
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

Don’t fly Norwegian next time. Problem solved. I won't. I have never flown with them and it looks like I will never fly with them. My problem, however, has not been solved and the problem will not be solved as more travelers can be subjected to this nonsense. BS like this should not be allowed to h...

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by dz09
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

You should be able to rebook (changing both the onward & return journeys gratis if required) or refund. It can be done through the app or online https://www.norwegian.com/us/travel-info/delayed-and-cancelled-flights/cancelled-flights/ their website is not up to date. Seats on the flight that go...

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by dz09
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

I'm surprised that Norwegian is just another garbage airline. So you have experienced a long history of cancelled flights and bad customer service to come to that conclusion? Gruß, masi1157 Here's the thing, cancellations happen all the time and I've had my share of them through the 30 years or so ...

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by dz09
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Norwegain Air Cancellation

I was scheduled to travel from JFK to LGW tomorrow early morning and I've just received a text indicating that the flight has been cancelled. There is no way of getting in touch with their customer service either here in the US or in Europe and there is no info on their website on how to handle this...

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by dz09
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15452

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Yesteday, the Saudi government beheaded and crucified a man after he was convicted of murder and theft - a punishment that was endorsed by the Saudi king. That is just about as barbaric of a punishment as you can get. And they did it while simultaneously imposing sanctions on Canada for calling the...

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by dz09
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15452

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

The president made the right call by not getting involved. This is not our fight and we have nothing to gain by getting in the middle of the dispute. Frankly Canada made a bonehead decision by criticizing KSA. That country is going trough some deep changes and a genuine attempt to modernize their s...

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by dz09
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15452

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

The president made the right call by not getting involved. This is not our fight and we have nothing to gain by getting in the middle of the dispute. Frankly Canada made a bonehead decision by criticizing KSA. That country is going trough some deep changes and a genuine attempt to modernize their so...

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by dz09
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 67
Views: 16411

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

They have a history of hard landings with their 773's there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfaNapjz8K4 The video looks very typical of NRT crosswind landings, which happen all the time (between NRT and BHX there are probably 1000s of crosswind landing videos on Youtube). As for the KE plane, all ...

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by dz09
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20999

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

maybe the demand for travel to the UAE has gone down. until last year, I used to make at least 10 visits to the UAE a year. I have not done a single trip there this year. I'm in the oil & gas business and there is hardly any new business there. the cost of living has gone up substantially and th...

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by dz09
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot's last flight
Replies: 48
Views: 6339

Re: Pilot's last flight

Maybe he had other things on his mind besides discussing his life plans with a stranger after he just finished his last flight of his career? what a comment? it wasn't like that. we had a very nice conversation and It's not like every day you meet a pilot who has just completed the last flight of h...

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by dz09
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot's last flight
Replies: 48
Views: 6339

Pilot's last flight

I met a gentleman today who happens to be a pilot. Today he did his last flight. I'm pretty sure retiring is tough for any person but it has to be harder for pilots knowing they can never fly again. He seemed either jetlagged or confused about what's ahead.

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by dz09
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69783

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

This blogger, whatever his name is You've been on this forum 15 years... let's not pretend you don't know who Zach Honig is... [quote="jumbojet"]To me, he definitely comes across as being an over entitled pr%% and a professional instigator.[/quote I have been on this forum for a while too...

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by dz09
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69783

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

of course it is not just a UA problem or limited to the airline industry alone. This problem is rampant throughout the service industry. You can have all the training and the supervision in place but you'll never stop this. People simply do not value their job anymore and they could not care less if...

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by dz09
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69783

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I don't think it is fair to blame the airline for the actions or comments of an obviously unhinged FA. When faced with a person like this, just ignore them and don't engage them in a discussion because that's all they're looking for. In all fairness, United is a much better airline than say a year o...

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by dz09
Wed May 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 23741

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Why can't Boeing build aircraft in the face of an EU embargo. Boeing has all the technology it needs to build airplanes, Airbus doesn't. Being uses foreign suppliers for economical reasons not technological. I am sure Ge can make engines for the 737. I am sure airplanes seats can be made here too. ...

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by dz09
Wed May 09, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 23741

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

With Trump’s announcement today it is Airbus all the way. Unless parties come together and make an amendment to the deal. Nope, Airbus fleets in Iran. Clearly this puts Airbus in a much more favorable light, but if it becomes a full-blown trade war the entire aviation sector will grind to a halt be...

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by dz09
Wed May 09, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 23741

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I think Boeing and Airbus will be fine. Trump is only doing what he thinks is good for the interests of the US. the consequence of this will be higher oil prices which is going to be good for the global economy. I also think that Iran will be forced to reconsider its policies and come to its senses...

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by dz09
Tue May 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 23741

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

I think Boeing and Airbus will be fine. Trump is only doing what he thinks is good for the interests of the US. the consequence of this will be higher oil prices which is going to be good for the global economy. I also think that Iran will be forced to reconsider its policies and come to its senses ...

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by dz09
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Bird at GSP
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: Big Bird at GSP

A6-HRM arrived in CLT this afternoon, but it came from JFK. From what I heard, it was a different Dubai Air Wing 744 at GSP - for a while, we thought both were coming to CLT this afternoon. https://photos.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Airliners-and-Airport-Spotting/Charlotte-Douglas-Airport/i-474M5CP/0/1c3...

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by dz09
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Bird at GSP
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Big Bird at GSP

I was surprised to see a 747, which appeared to be a VIP plane from the UAE, at GSP last night. It had the Emirati flag in the tail and was all white. Quite a surprise for such a small regional airport. Also wondering why such a visit to South Carolina.

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by dz09
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?
Replies: 27
Views: 1340

Re: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?

this is a must for me especially on long flights
1- loose clothing.
2- comfortable socks
3- car air freshener (little tree vanillaroma)
4- plenty of Benadryl.

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by dz09
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10854

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

I tried the new Polaris recently on a flight from NRt to EWR and I must say I was not really impressed. The space appeared crowded and I felt I was in a confined space to almost a claustrophobic feeling. The cabin looked nice but the comfort wasn’t there. The current businessfirst seats feel more co...

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by dz09
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy
Replies: 18
Views: 3167

Re: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy

I had somewhat of a similar problem flying from DXB to PVG. the agent would not check me in under the pretext that I did not use my Chinese visa shortly after it was issued, which was not case. the idiot could not see or did not bother looking closely for the several Chinese entry stamps on my passp...

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by dz09
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12286

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

what if things were reversed? say any American traveling from Moscow back to the US via some city in india, no available flights and no transit visa? would the outcome been different? knowing how Indians operate, these americans would have been sent back to Moscow for sure. I have never been to indi...

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by dz09
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13803

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

I also heard that Chinese pilots smoke in the cockpit.

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by dz09
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 9653

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

I googled "aluminum tariffs under Obama" and nearly every hit that came back was this current tariff spike under tRump. There were articles about Obama raising tariffs on solar panels from China and tires from China and steel from China. I think one reason there are fewer aluminum plants i...

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by dz09
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 9653

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

I don't think our president has a clue on how the aluminum business work. He relies on advisors and experts whose allegiance is to wall street or some foreign powers. There are hardly any smelters left in the US. Most of the raw material (billets) is imported. the processing of aluminum into coils,...

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by dz09
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports
Replies: 214
Views: 9653

Re: Trump to slap tax on aluminum imports

I don't think our president has a clue on how the aluminum business work. He relies on advisors and experts whose allegiance is to wall street or some foreign powers. There are hardly any smelters left in the US. Most of the raw material (billets) is imported. the processing of aluminum into coils, ...

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by dz09
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19501

Re: Mexico City new Airport

a little bit similar to Guangzhou airport.

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