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by YVRLTN
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 16135

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Can somebody advise the registrations with corresponding serials of the Ibom CRJ's please? I was updating the ex Suncor machines on the planelogger website, but can find no reference anywhere to their registrations or ID's. I also assume they are still flying? Until the recent global turn of events ...

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by YVRLTN
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4386

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

It seems I have quite a different story - from Vancouver BC. I drive a cargo van for multiple customers. Things are generally bad as regular customers like high end retail, hotels etc close, sports being cancelled, freight volumes down due to production slow down in Asia (& everywhere but partic...

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usxguy wrote:
Pacific Coastal is the lastest victim

https://www.pacificcoastal.com/presidents-message/


It clearly says temporary shut down, so just like Austrian & Luxair etc

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by YVRLTN
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6052

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

If you order online for home delivery: Make sure you have a house number clearly visible I know you rarely use your front door and path, but make sure the access up to it is clear and safe - overgrown and prickly bushes, broken, loose and steep steps are too common - particularly think how the drive...

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by YVRLTN
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338679

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

Grounded LH fleet at FRA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmrQIMxb3QE Sorry if this has been posted before but I don't read the whole thread. Feel free to3 remove if it's the case. Lufthansa is now at 95% grounded fleet. Remaining long-hauls operate out of Frankfurt only. The freighter fleet is ope...

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by YVRLTN
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite vacation destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 2212

Re: Favorite vacation destinations

Cuba
Malta
Paris

St Maarten
Mauritius
Toulouse (Airbus factory) & French riviera

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by YVRLTN
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal
Replies: 104
Views: 7005

Re: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal

Its the oppositions job to point out any failures and there have been two big clangers in recent months which may suggest his all inclusive caring public persona is just a smokescreen. Shock horror! Theres this and the SNC Lavalin / Jody Wilson Raybould / Jane Philpot affair where the opposition cla...

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by YVRLTN
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 5938

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest LHR - NRT (NH 744)
Shortest CXH - YGG (Vancouver Coal Harbour to Ganges Harbour, Saltspring Island) - 35 miles, West Coast Air Beaver

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by YVRLTN
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5125

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

I find that odd since Transat is the one flying those fabulous 9 across A310s and A330s. Rouge doesn’t have anything that crammed in. Like I’d take my chances with rouge rather than that! I fly the TS 332's YVR - LGW, they are no worse than the high density 10 abreast 77W's AC use to LHR. The 310's...

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by YVRLTN
Sun May 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 21464

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

AC have retaliated by seeking to purchase TS. While I'm sure it was not a surprise to Onex/WS due to the near simultaneous announcements, it does rather change the playing field. IMO, Onex would have two strategies, or maybe even both can be done. 1) Revert to LCC roots by expanding ULCC Swoop, on V...

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by YVRLTN
Sun May 19, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5125

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Neither this nor the Onex/WS deals happened overnight. If Onex had merged WS & TS, that would make quite a formidable competitor to AC with slots and EU & sun network that grows WS internationally massively overnight. TS has been for sale for a while, so I suppose it was inevitable it would...

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by YVRLTN
Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies
Replies: 417
Views: 5125

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Neither this nor the Onex/WS deals happened overnight. If Onex had merged WS & TS, that would make quite a formidable competitor to AC with slots and EU & sun network that grows WS internationally massively overnight. TS has been for sale for a while, so I suppose it was inevitable it would ...

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by YVRLTN
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 8575

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

AA DFW to PHX, Apr 2011, can't believe almost 8 years ago.

Remember being disappointed it wasn't louder, even though I was fairly near the back.

Also had a go-around into PHX due to a tech issue which they troubleshooted while doing circuits, which my wife found a little disconcerting.

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by YVRLTN
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 82564

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

So far just flown AC YVR - YYC rtn in Feb, A319 both ways Booked for APR YVR - YYZ ... TS ... A321 YYZ - GLA ... TS ... A310 BRR - GLA ... LC ... DHC6 (seems to fluctuate between 400 & 300 recently) EDI - LTN ... U2 ... seems 319, 320 & 32N all operate the flight recently LGW - YVR ... TS .....

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by YVRLTN
Fri May 25, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 14739

Re: Replacement for the 737-200?

Those Canadian operators don't have money to spend on new, or even current gen second hand, so will always be well used frames. Most of those -200 frames are combis, so what seems to be happening is replacing both halves for example with two Dash 8's which are now being converted to freighters. Howe...

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by YVRLTN
Wed May 23, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What cargo van? (Canada)
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: What cargo van? (Canada)

A ballpark budget would help. Under $10k or under $300 a month, but I dont want it dragged out for years. basic idea is after not long you put the money it makes to one side, pay it off and upgrade to newer and better, maybe a couple times over. Never heard of the Metris, I see it's the same as the...

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by YVRLTN
Mon May 21, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What cargo van? (Canada)
Replies: 10
Views: 832

What cargo van? (Canada)

I am looking to buy a cargo van for light delivery work, finding it really tough to find a website which weighs up the pros & cons. Heres the criteria 1) The bread & butter will be small parcels and general freight within city limits, but there will be some long distance highway work too so ...

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by YVRLTN
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cover songs
Replies: 35
Views: 1894

Re: Cover songs

Joan Jett covering Crimson & Clover

Beatles covering Roll Over Beethoven

Toploader covering Dancing In The Moonlight

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by YVRLTN
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 11085

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

The best was Turdus Airways, quickly rebranded Trans Travel Airlines...

Another was the short lived Ankair. Might not think twice about it if one lived in Ankara, but they had a large bird with wings open as a logo next to it and it looked like a big W. Was awesome.

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by YVRLTN
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to properly ship batteries?
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: How to properly ship batteries?

Google UPS 747 crash in DXB - that is why! It is possible, but there are crazy packing & paperwork requirements and the quantity shipped at once may be restricted. They are not compatible with any other DG and if carriers are full with other more lucrative risk free cargo, they will always take ...

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by YVRLTN
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2890

Re: Planes you have been with

To answer the question... 737-200/300/400/500/600/700/800/900/900ER 747-200/400 757-200 767-200/200ER/300ER 777-200ER/200LR/300ER A310-300 A319 A320-200 A321-200 A330-200/300 A340-300 A380 ARJ85 ERJ135/190 CRJ700/705/900 Dash 8-300/Q400 F50/70/100 DC3 DC10-30 MD83 Tristar 250/500 EC130 B407 C152/180...

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by YVRLTN
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2890

Re: Planes you have been with

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masgniw wrote:
I've slept with a 787-9 and A340-600 on international flights.


737-800 is the way to go

viewtopic.php?t=1315415

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by YVRLTN
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA: A Call To Civil War?
Replies: 66
Views: 3231

Re: NRA: A Call To Civil War?

The biggest problem is that American people label each other left or right and drive wedges between each other. So much for the UNITED States.

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by YVRLTN
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs
Replies: 39
Views: 9843

Re: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs

Some random thoughts... According to the CCARCS, they still have 9x A310's registered, not sure if all are still in active service, I was surprised it was that many. Anyway, near 1-for-1 replacement capacity wise. There are quite a few 738's in service, with more leased in during the winter. I am su...

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by YVRLTN
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you wear shorts at work ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1643

Re: Can you wear shorts at work ?

I wear them all day every year round - but I work from home...

My previous company did shorts Friday's in summer, but if it was extra hot we were allowed shorts every day.

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by YVRLTN
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Canada Jetlines

Twitter has been quite busy with new management coming in and a new livery.

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by YVRLTN
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Aircraft You can fly, 2017 part 2
Replies: 51
Views: 5727

Re: Rare Aircraft You can fly, 2017 *FORUM #2*

B732: Air North Yukon. Only one left and it is only used on charters or subs. However, as the -400 & -500 are getting rarer, they operate both to YVR (currently AM & PM flights respectively). The HS748 days are also numbered, two have been retired and 2x ATR's are in the fleet now. Canadian...

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by YVRLTN
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which are your favourite shoe makers?
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Re: Which are your favourite shoe makers?

http://www.loake.co.uk/blog/shoe-care-guide/
These are good!

Funnily enough, I have had a pair of Rockport's for 11 years now, I don't wear them daily, but a good few hours every week and they are still very comfortable and good condition.
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cpd wrote:
These are good!

Funnily enough, I have had a pair of Rockport's for 11 years now, I don't wear them daily, but a good few hours every week and they are still very comfortable and good condition.

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by YVRLTN
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title
Replies: 48
Views: 4641

Re: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title

I guess most posters missed this caveat.... I know there were a bunch that used to fly, but was curious about current operators. Locally we have Van City Seaplanes, Vancouver often being shortened to Van. There is also Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter, named after the BC town of Kelowna, airport code...

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by YVRLTN
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 9726

Re: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world

They have not surveyed anyone who has flown out of Luton then, and certainly no one who has tried to drive there to drop some one off... LGW is a continuous work in progress... I think it is better with the terminal reshuffle, it used to be a gong show during easyjet peaks. maybe it still is, but I ...

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by YVRLTN
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Looking for LGW regs from from 1987 & 88
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Looking for LGW regs from from 1987 & 88

I know there is a detailed log kept of all the movements at LGW. there used to be a LGW blog on flightglobal or somewhere I cant find now, and I did find the spotters page but cant open the logs on my pc.... In order to complete my logbook, my first ever flights are missing and I was wondering if so...

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by YVRLTN
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 4080

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

Fedex A300 N657FE holding for take off on 26L YVR to MEM - I life 5 mins away from said runway....

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by YVRLTN
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future commuter aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 8027

Re: Future commuter aircraft

I believe Viking are close to shutting down Twotter productions, all orders fulfilled and some white tails they cant shift. While the same capacity, it is not the same category as the B1900 which is another type prevalent here. Locally Pacific Coastal are replacing their early 80's C models with ear...

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by YVRLTN
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future commuter aircraft
Replies: 41
Views: 8027

Re: Future commuter aircraft

I believe Viking are close to shutting down Twotter productions, all orders fulfilled and some white tails they cant shift. While the same capacity, it is not the same category as the B1900 which is another type prevalent here. Locally Pacific Coastal are replacing their early 80's C models with ear...

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by YVRLTN
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

Re: Thomas Cook Canada

I cant quite remember all the details, so some of the following might not be 100%, but the flights were (and still are) operated for Canadian Affair a British travel agent. Presumably they put the flying out to tender and the flights were operated jointly by MyTravel & Air Transat. Actually, I r...

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by YVRLTN
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 19792

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Very light year for me

Flown

TS ... A330-243 ... YVR - YYC - LGW
TS ... A330-243 ... LGW - YVR

Booked

TS ... A330-243 ... YVR - LGW
BY ... 737-8K5 (presumably) ... LGW - NAP
BY ... 737-8K5 ... NAP - LGW
U2 ... A32S ... LTN - EDI
TS ... A330-243 ... GLA - YVR

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by YVRLTN
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which UK airfield is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Which UK airfield is this?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/34929688925
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Midlands area not far from Brize Norton

Im stumped...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/34929688925

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by YVRLTN
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials
Replies: 37
Views: 9138

Re: The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials

This season the solution has been to use far more -800's, plus -300's from Canadian North that have more legs than a -400. Not the best choice of aircraft, but Flair are cheap. And when people pay $1000 all in for a week in CUN, everything has to be done cheap. I fly TS own metal every year to the U...

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by YVRLTN
Tue May 30, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 32528

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

The point of the 747-8 was the passenger version, that is dead. Regarding the 747--8F, there have been 86 ordered and 71 delivered. Is the market much bigger? There have been 126 747-400F delivered, big part of them still operational. How many civil freighters with the possibility of loading long p...

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by YVRLTN
Wed May 03, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 23332

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

10 frames is not a lot. From 4 widebody aircraft to 10 and possibly 20 is not a lot? To me that looks like a huge expansion. Especially since, unless Westjet goes all out and introduces a proper J, their 789s will seat a lot more than their 763s. Saretsky said they anticipate full lie flat J seats.

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by YVRLTN
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Has the US started a trade war with Canada ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1563

Re: Has the US started a trade war with Canada ?

http://vancouversun.com/news/politics/b ... -b-c-ports
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Premier of BC is trying to ban US coal trains passing through metro Vancouver (its election time so she thinks that will be popular).

http://vancouversun.com/news/politics/b ... -b-c-ports

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by YVRLTN
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 67
Views: 13018

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

My two cents. If ULCCs were going to exploit the market Norweigan would be here already. The fee system doesn't set up for it. I think this is an anti pilot union play. Saretsky has said he's going to fight it to the end. Here's one set up in a tee for the in house union which has given him everyth...

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by YVRLTN
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates returning 747Fs to leasors and thoughts on air freight
Replies: 41
Views: 9355

Re: Emirates returning 747Fs to leasors and thoughts on air freight

I personally think the 747 nose loading capability is over rated, particularly with a network carrier. The amount of cargo that needs this aircraft is not bread and butter air freight, it is specialty stuff, usually O&G or military related and that by nature is an ad hoc market and is well cover...

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by YVRLTN
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux LX-VCF grounded by helicopter load fuel leak.
Replies: 28
Views: 13547

Re: Cargolux LX-VCF grounded by helicopter load fuel leak.

[/quote]of course the bill would go to......[/quote] Normally the shipper..... everything gets thrown back on the shipper as it is ultimately their responsibility. That being said, there is responsibility with all parties to make sure the shipper conforms to all formalities, but in reality for somet...

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by YVRLTN
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Container shipping operating below cost
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Re: Container shipping operating below cost

Freight forwarder here... You make it all sound so easy. I'd almost believe you if hadn't worked in a multi-national HQ/Operations Centre that was constantly struggling to get product in from Asia and out to Europe on time and being let down by shipping companies destroying many quarter ends. Then y...

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by YVRLTN
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London Must Do?
Replies: 27
Views: 2390

Re: London Must Do?

Its tough to enjoy much in a half day as there is so much. As generic as it sounds, if you are not comfortable with finding your own way with the underground & buses as I would, the hop on hop off buses are good to physically "see" all the sites. Another good way to see London is a Tha...

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by YVRLTN
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the "highest" and "lowest" registration you can find?
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: What is the "highest" and "lowest" registration you can find?

Mind blown someone would think of this lol If only airliners count. as there are SAA A320's ZS-RZY & Z, they automatic beat it at 115 & 116 pts. There is a microlight in NZ ZK-ZZZ which is 115 pts. There is a Pitts Special ZS-UZZ which is 118 pts, but I think the winner is ZS-ZXZ a Bellanca ...

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by YVRLTN
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 6433

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

YVR

Largest: A380 (BA summer seasonal) or 744 year round
Smallest: DHC Beaver with 4 scheduled carriers, though a C172, PA28 & PA32 are used as one off subs

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by YVRLTN
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Chuck Berry who has died aged 90
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: RIP Chuck Berry who has died aged 90

Only 2 posts?? If this was Bieber we would be on page 5 by now... This man is the grandfather of all things good. Many a legend credit their early aspirations and success to Chuck, most of the great rock bands of the 60's have something to thank Chuck for. The duck walk is legendary on its own. Mira...

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