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by dampfnudel
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 97
Views: 10956

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

One possibility could be tickets are fully refundable until 7 days prior to departure. That would definitely make the customer experience significantly better.

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by dampfnudel
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6863

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

I’ll be surprised if they can reopen safely this year. 2020 will be a lost year for Hawai’i and a lot of other tropical & non-tropical travel destinations. 2021-22 will be the recovery years for the tourism industry...hopefully. It looks like Hawaiians will get to enjoy their pleasant tourist-fr...

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by dampfnudel
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4310

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

I can’t blame the Europeans. Had the US banned travel to/from Europe and strictly quarantined Americans returning from there in January, thousands of lives in the US may have been saved. Personally, I think the Europeans should maintain their EU bubble until next year and not allow anyone in from ou...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32338

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

If the election were held right now, or in a few weeks, I think he would lose. And probably lose big. His handling of this crisis and especially his wannabe authoritarian calls for military intervention and the attack on peaceful protestors for the photo-op last Monday have drawn stronger than ever...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9741

Re: Why did Pan Am disappear?

I recall flying on Pan Am from JFK to MCO (and back) on a 727 during the 1980’s. Was that a former National route?

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by dampfnudel
Fri May 15, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23887

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Brazil seems to show no sign of slowing it's increase of cases.

Bolsonaro seems to be living in a different reality.
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casinterest wrote:
Lots of cases today, as we clipped in over 300,000 deaths world wide and 86000+ in the USA.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Brazil seems to show no sign of slowing it's increase of cases.

Bolsonaro seems to be living in a different reality.

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by dampfnudel
Fri May 15, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117414

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

If Virgin Australia survives and maintains its JV with Delta, DL will very likely keep flying to SYD. I'm not so confident about JNB or anything in India. I'm thinking that SYD would come back quicker if Virgin Australia doesn't make it. DL couldn't just give up on that whole area of the globe. I c...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99310

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

I guess for many if it’s a choice between wearing a mask or some other facial covering for a couple of hours on a plane to Florida or 15 hours plus in a vehicle, they’ll choose wearing the mask/facial covering.

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6887

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

On a related note, when is construction on the new T1 scheduled to begin?

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66507

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... es-suggest

No surprise there. They’ll do anything to cover up. I mean really, how can China have a lower death toll from COVID-19 than Belgium?
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PixelPilot wrote:

No surprise there. They’ll do anything to cover up. I mean really, how can China have a lower death toll from COVID-19 than Belgium?

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by dampfnudel
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Coronavirus Refund Policies by Airline

I’m booked to travel from the UK to Spain with a group of 6 on the 17th April with easyJet. We know this cannot happen because government travel restrictions will not have been lifted. easyJet have not cancelled the flight and instead are offering for us to rebook at a later date, they are understa...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22861

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Drivers who are taking advantage of empty highways, roads and avenues to speed. Here in NYC, some idiots are speeding through the city, probably ‘gramming their exploits to their followers.

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99310

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Video of parked SAS, Norwegian and other airlines parked at Copenhagen airport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gl08upuEyY this is just sad to watch ... Thanks for the video. I remember leaving CPH in 2014 after spending a few days with my Danish relatives. It was just a typical busy weekday morni...

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight for LN1000 787
Replies: 20
Views: 5537

Re: First flight for LN1000 787

TC957 wrote:
dampfnudel wrote:
Good looking aircraft.

A good old fashioned cheatline based livery sees to that. So glad SQ hasn't been tempted by a Eurowhite scheme with just the tail or rear part painted up.

I wouldn’t mind seeing other airlines return to that livery.

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by dampfnudel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight for LN1000 787
Replies: 20
Views: 5537

Re: First flight for LN1000 787

Good looking aircraft.

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by dampfnudel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Coronavirus Emergency Prediction Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1536

Re: End of Coronavirus Emergency Prediction Thread

I see some countries extending the ban or quarantine of anyone coming from China until a vaccine has been successfully deployed in an attempt to avoid a second wave. Other countries may be included in that ban/quarantine. In other words, international travel will be a mess well into next year.

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US impose Sanctions on countries who have "Wet Shops"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1557

Re: Should US impose Sanctions on countries who have "Wet Shops"?

I think we’re witnessing a watershed event and the pressure on China to “clean their house” will be more significant than ever before due to the unprecedented economic and social hardship/disruption on a global scale.

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I just noticed that DL has 4 aircraft (all A333) on their way to SCL from ATL. The first aircraft will be landing shortly. Are these flights picking up a large number of stranded Americans in Chile or is there another reason?

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio
Replies: 44
Views: 1631

Re: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio

I live in NYC (grew up here) and I don’t think he’s a good mayor. To be honest, I’m not a fan of Cuomo either, but I like how he stepped up lately.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8451

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

A couple of years ago I took my mom to Hawaii, 3 islands in 15 days. She wanted to see Hawaii since she was a teenager (she was 80 at the time of the trip). My phone did everything that a Liberty Travel agent did when my parents and I flew to Florida in 1986 and Las Vegas in 1998, the last time we u...

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-inf ... en:flights

Qantas suspends all international service from the end of March until 31 May 2020.
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https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-inf ... en:flights

Qantas suspends all international service from the end of March until 31 May 2020.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.facebook.com/AeronewsGlobal ... 8507348231

I think it’s very optimistic to believe operations will start up again after March 28th.
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upintheair2019 wrote:
The last Austrian Airlines aircraft to land in Vienna before OS suspends all its flights until March 28th has arrived.

https://www.facebook.com/AeronewsGlobal ... 8507348231

I think it’s very optimistic to believe operations will start up again after March 28th.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I guess i woke up today in a strange surreal world. Guayaquil mayor orders city cars to block the runway and prevent IB6453 from landing. The plane had crew only and was going to pick up and repatriate stranded Spanish nationals. Finally the plane landed in Quito. Same thing happened to a KLM fligh...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2061

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

My advice - take your money out of the bank, put it under your mattress and don’t tell any of your “friends” about it. :D

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Salt Lake City
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Earthquake in Salt Lake City

Another worst-case scenario, at our most vulnerable moment because of the pandemic, another major disaster either on a regional or global level strikes. The “big one” hitting California or a tsunami striking at a time when our resources are being marshaled for the pandemic is the ultimate nightmare ...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27809

Re: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights

That LH operation in Barbados was huge. Here are two photos: https://m.facebook.com/groups/209841346411068?view=permalink&id=613342606060938 https://www.facebook.com/472270022983974/posts/1279301862280782/ A388 That photo is incredible. Lufthansa’s third hub just materialized outside Germany. P...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Either this came from an accidental laboratory release in China, which was built out of military ambition and not classic science. Alternatively, this virus came from a crazy dangerous illegal food market, and China struggles with that. Either way, this is highly embarrassing for China. China is fa...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4804

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

Reparations won’t happen. Debt forgiveness by the Chinese government could be an option. What’s more important is preventing this from happening again. Will the Chinese government finally take the measures they should’ve taken years ago to avoid being the source of the 2nd Great Depression? Will the...

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by dampfnudel
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Yes, industry is going to be in the dumpster for the next 3-5 years. We aren't getting back to 2019 levels anytime soon, Economic recession and pandemic fears to weigh heavily for the next several years. It was good while it lasted. Yeah, I definitely see a bigger impact on the industry than 9/11 a...

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by dampfnudel
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Not sure what you are getting at here - risk of expelling airborne droplets via cough or sneeze is EXACTLY why the guidelines call for those who are symptomatic to wear masks. Point is there is no way I can dictate what others should or should not do. Granted, but a surgical mask is not going to sh...

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by dampfnudel
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I just checked Flightradar24 and the sky is pretty full of planes going transatlantic. I thought that flights to Europe were either banned or cancelled as of Friday. https://i.imgur.com/GquZYEb.jpg Most Europeans and Americans would like to get home and the airlines are trying to make that happen. ...

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by dampfnudel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

It feels like airlines around the world are suffering a death by a thousand cuts; not just a hammer blow of being grounded and then, everyone knows where they stand, so to speak. In that situation, an airline knows that it has to suspend flights and staff have to be put on unpaid leave (hopefully g...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

marcelh wrote:
I might completely missed it, but what about a traveling ban from Japan and Korea to the US? Tjose aren't Corona free either.....

I don’t know about South Korea, but it looks like we may getting closer to one with Japan as they struggle with the outbreak.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

For those still in doubt, the travel ban doesn't include cargo, and it only covers Schengen treaty nations. Why Schengen? Because of the freedom of travel between these nations. The UK is not, or has ever been part of Schengen. There is also freedom of travel between the EU and the UK. Those border...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

They are refusing entry to everyone (non-US citizen, non-US Permanent Resident, close relative) who has been in one of the Schengen countries 14 days prior to arrival in the US. It is not a blanket ban on EU citizens. Any foreign citizen, including those from UK, EU, etc., cannot have traveled to t...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Can’t any European just grab their passport, jump on a plane and get to the U.K.? I wish the U.K. (and reciprocally Europe) would require travelers to prearrange visa stickers in their passport after attending in person interviews, Submit vetting documents and pay sufficiently deterrent fees before...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The NBA has suspended the season after tonight’s games.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

CNN just reported that Tom Hanks and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus/COVID-19 in Australia.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

KingB123 wrote:
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways Got lucky!

Don’t be too sure. They may get it too.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Does anyone else get the logic in excluding the U.K.? Any European can just fly into open borders U.K. and jump on a flight to the US?? Europeans trying to fly out of the UK will probably be flagged and denied boarding. The situation is fluid and it’s quite possible that in a few days the UK will b...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51846923



Are TATL flights now currently heading to Europe going to make a 180°, fuel permitting?

It goes into effect on Friday.
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Waterbomber2 wrote:
The UK is not included in the suspension.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51846923



Are TATL flights now currently heading to Europe going to make a 180°, fuel permitting?

It goes into effect on Friday.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

It will include cargo as well.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Trump will announce economical measures, health measures and probably add Italy to the "do not travel" list. Mandatory quarantine for people who've been in Italy in the past 14 days. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/11/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-statement/index.html At this point, a...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I don't know, being stranded in Maui might not be so bad... It’s not the “being stranded” in Maui that would be bad. Paying for the 2 week quarantine in Maui, that would be bad. Yeah, lodging in Maui definitely made my wallet lighter when I first visited in 2018. Kauai or the big island would be a ...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Italy just announced the closure of all restaurants and bars, along with most stores. https://www.wsj.com/articles/italy-hardens-nationwide-quarantine-11583962093 It seems this is just for the next 15 days, but I am starting to wonder if the Italian Government is not becoming too reactionary. At a ...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Now the NCAA March Madness Tournament will be played in front of empty stands. People are seriously overreacting to this. Marc Time will tell. It’s quite possible you’ll be singing a different tune 2-4 weeks from now. Part of me hopes you’re right, but I think it was inevitable that we would eventu...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Looks like TATL is about to go off a cliff when most of Europe goes to level 3 or 4.

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Now the NCAA March Madness Tournament will be played in front of empty stands. People are seriously overreacting to this. Marc Time will tell. It’s quite possible you’ll be singing a different tune 2-4 weeks from now. Part of me hopes you’re right, but I think it was inevitable that we would eventu...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33090

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

I would be really surprised if the Korean government didn’t bail them out. KE is the premiere airline of the country. Unless that doesn’t matter as much as it used to back in the day (AZ watch out).

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by dampfnudel
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162916

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The idea that the virus could slow down significantly when the weather warms is very much still a possibility. Over the past few weeks, the average high in Milan was 61F (16C) and the average low was 32F (0C). In Venice the average high was 57F(14C) and low of 37F(3C). Both had an average temperatu...

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