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by coolian2
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 2722

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

avier wrote:
Are there plans of the NZ govt. to go for further disinvestment by selling off their shares and getting it more into the hands of private investors?

Not likely, thankfully. We've done the stupid selling off of state owned assets too many times already.

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by coolian2
Wed May 22, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: DFW - no immigrations control?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
When you go the other way you will find immigration control at this airport.

And your connection that looked easy gets a tad worrisome

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by coolian2
Sat May 18, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20588

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...

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by coolian2
Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20588

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Wanna decide for women a minimum of tampon usage per month as well? When my wife miscarried it was followed by a very heavy period. Perhaps the abortion cops should monitor pad use and prosecute accordingly. And when my wife miscarried we were as emotionally devastated as if we had lost a baby that...

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by coolian2
Fri May 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20588

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

BN747 wrote:
Wanna decide for women a minimum of tampon usage per month as well?

When my wife miscarried it was followed by a very heavy period. Perhaps the abortion cops should monitor pad use and prosecute accordingly.

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by coolian2
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All Elites Hate the Heartland
Replies: 36
Views: 2302

Re: All Elites Hate the Heartland

I'd rather live in a filthy city than be surrounded by family tree going in a circle Trump voters

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by coolian2
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it me or are UAL fares unusually high??
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Is it me or are UAL fares unusually high??

You're not going to get a lot of sympathy from the wannabe CEOs and neoliberal fanbois on here I'm afraid

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by coolian2
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55229

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

You don't trust Zeke? Then here is another evidence. Cathay is constantly flying A359s on IAD-HKG route. I am not disagreeing with Zeke. CX A359 has only 280 seats whereas DL has 306 seats. I am not saying DL A359 can't fly LAX-SYD if they decides to block seats. I said it can't with full passenger...

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by coolian2
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
The least successful has to be Deltaflot...that lasted less than a decade. Delta went through 3 different liveries in less than 10 years (including the current one).

Although they've had the exisiting one for 12 years so that's a plus

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by coolian2
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic jigsaw puzzles, non-U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Geographic jigsaw puzzles, non-U.S.

Having GPS is nice..but it certainly is much more comforting having a strong geographical sense when you find yourself up against such situations. Why I really like visiting cities with obvious bodies of water or landmarks. Couldn't get lost in Chicago because as long as I kept track of where the l...

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by coolian2
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26119

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

coolian2 wrote:
Does anyone know what laid down the impressive 4 engine contrail over Auckland today? Don't seem to be able to pick it on FR24. Was about 2:30.

Wait never mind, found it on the Herald (slow news day?)

C17 from the RAAF for those keeping score.

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by coolian2
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26119

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Does anyone know what laid down the impressive 4 engine contrail over Auckland today? Don't seem to be able to pick it on FR24. Was about 2:30.

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by coolian2
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2363

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

The amount of Irish/Italian crossover registrations definitely gave me an odd amusement watching I-NEOS serving the South Pacific for a while.

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by coolian2
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safety features Boeing and Airbus have in common
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: Safety features Boeing and Airbus have in common

Wings, engines, wheels

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by coolian2
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

Re: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile

So wilful ignorance is a feature, not a bug?

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by coolian2
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

Re: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile

1836Sam wrote:
If your article is correct, that would imply there are a lot of imbeciles on airliners.net. I just find that hard to believe.

Well if it quacks like a duck

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by coolian2
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

The rise (and rise) of the imbecile

https://eand.co/the-rise-and-rise-of-the-imbecile-75ef6df1bdbb The ancients used the word idiot to mean “someone only concerned with their own self interest, not with the public interest.” And that is precisely what we see in the Anglo world. If I say to you, “democracy is you choosing what’s best f...

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by coolian2
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30994

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Deepinsider wrote:
p.s. I'm not against health and safety.....but the
perspective is AT deciding to make a great chunk
of successful, thriving, Auckland, subject to 30 km/hr

:lol: :lol:

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by coolian2
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shadow banning Trump supporters?
Replies: 44
Views: 2736

Re: Shadow banning Trump supporters?

This shit is why I don't do customer service anymore

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by coolian2
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11931

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Day 3 without military style guns: no sign of being a police state

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by coolian2
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11931

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Annoying it took a tragedy but glad it's done

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by coolian2
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11931

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Truly sad. I read in one of the reports (I was trying to find the link to it to provide here but now I can't seem to find it so maybe someone else can confirm) that the terrorist(s?) didn't have to choose New Zealand but that it was "as good as any other western nation" with similar views...

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by coolian2
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11931

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

I work for an employee counselling provider and we'd already run out of staff at 4pm. Dunno what I'm going to be able to do by Sunday

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by coolian2
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11931

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

I can't even comprehend. In shock.

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by coolian2
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6014

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

Sixteen floors and almost 900,000 square feet for the home office employees? I seem to recall a fire broke out at the home office about 10 years ago. Only "essential" employees could go to work for a 3 week period with everyone else told to stay home. Funny, planes still flew, operations ...

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by coolian2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9296

Re: Large airports without rail links

AKL Auckland. They're planning on building a tram though....in ten years. What a joke. This is mostly inaccurate So, what's the accurate version??? Light rail (a tram, but bigger - more frequent than trains) is due to be starting construction not much after 2021 but is currently facing an annoying ...

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by coolian2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9296

Re: Large airports without rail links

zkojq wrote:
AKL Auckland. They're planning on building a tram though....in ten years. What a joke.

This is mostly inaccurate

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by coolian2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uganda lists its curvy women as new tourism product
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: Uganda lists its curvy women as new tourism product

I'd still choose Polynesia tbh

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by coolian2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China
Replies: 36
Views: 8804

Re: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China

There's no way it's an 8 hour flight. I also believe the IFE photos of the turn back over PNG.

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by coolian2
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China
Replies: 36
Views: 8804

Re: Air New Zealand flight turns back half-way to China

flylondon wrote:
It turned back close to New Caledonia, more like a quarter of the way to China

I suggest an atlas for you

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by coolian2
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australia a western nation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1708

Re: Australia a western nation?

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-47171599

True. We're all crisis actors trying to convince you the earth isn't flat.
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Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
there is
no such thing as New Zeeland. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-47171599

True. We're all crisis actors trying to convince you the earth isn't flat.

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by coolian2
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Developed fear of flying. Turbulence and faults.
Replies: 20
Views: 1229

Re: Developed fear of flying. Turbulence and faults.

A rollercoaster is being operated by a bored minimum wage teen. An airliner is not.

I used to fly gliders without a second thought whereas I'm still scared of rollercoasters, I put it down to knowing I had a pretty big stake in not messing up.

That's how I rationalise it.

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by coolian2
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australia a western nation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1708

Re: Australia a western nation?

Australia is a bit West of my location. It'd be about 40 years behind us socially though.

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by coolian2
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 108
Views: 5829

Re: Amazon reconsiders LIC

What is this obsession of yours with AOC? I seriously doubt that you live in her district. (Don't you spend most of your winters in Las Vegas?) Is it just your anti-Democrat stance? Fear of a stong woman who won't just sit down, shut up, and smile politely. A dinosaur, wonders why it's still on the...

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by coolian2
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgian airspace to close for 24 hours
Replies: 30
Views: 4893

Re: Brussels Airlines cancels all flights ahead general strike

Consumers always get told to vote with their feet/wallets, a strike is the same thing :)

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by coolian2
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad
Replies: 50
Views: 4550

Re: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad

I feel like I'm having a lot of trouble spotting exactly who the offended snowflakes are here given the number of old men yelling at clouds in here.

PS I'll stay off your lawn.

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by coolian2
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5194

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2019/02/01/foxconn-now-says-indeed-build-lcd-factory-wisconsin/2744111002/ Flip Flop Flip? Not to be too cynical, but what did Trump do to sweeten the pot even more? If the dollars and cents didn't work yesterday, why do they work today? For the record,...

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by coolian2
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large Jets (757 or 767) at Brooksville, FL (KBKV)
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: Large Jets (757 or 767) at Brooksville, FL (KBKV)

Air Algérie 767s if I recall another thread correctly

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by coolian2
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18285

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

ah, I see.... History is wrong, you are right. Good to know. And, yet, Fred Trump still made millions with high tax rates. But, again, history is wrong, you are right. Well Donald could actually be a billionaire without those taxes And that is important...... why? I would rather have affordable hea...

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by coolian2
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18285

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Which part is wrong? The orange one is not a self-made man, as he would have you believe. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-35836623 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/trump-family-wealth.html https://www.npr.org/2018/10/06/655121335/how-trump-got-his-fortune He got his mone...

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by coolian2
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The shaving thread (all parts)
Replies: 37
Views: 2582

Re: The shaving thread (all parts)

I usually have a beard, trimmed right back to stubble in summer and about 5mm in winter. I'm getting a Gilette to help keep it tidier given I'm back in an office environment. Nivea gel or form if I need in, just share that with the missus.

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by coolian2
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 2891

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

If I even notice, I'll point it out.

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by coolian2
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10727

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Can file this under stupid criminality

Russian agent and he's so dumb and self absorbed he doesn't even know

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by coolian2
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fear of the upcoming flight
Replies: 22
Views: 1719

Re: Fear of the upcoming flight

The ATR 72 feels like a small A320

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by coolian2
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class FA Service Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

Re: US First Class FA Service Question

kiowa wrote:
garf25 wrote:
Am a senior manager in UK rail. If I had my way, seniority would not exist.
It's a union imposed thing that encourages intimidation and unfairness rather than fairness.

Same in US?

Scrap seniority!


wow, what an attitude.

Well it makes me happier about unions

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by coolian2
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 4217

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

Supreme is awfully popular here at the moment

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by coolian2
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 4217

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

BlueberryWheats wrote:
I'd never heard of IZOD until a.net.

Now I'm sick of hearing about it.

This

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by coolian2
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?
Replies: 30
Views: 1810

Re: Peterborough MP convicted, what next?

chimborazo wrote:
I’d never heard of the woman until this because I’m one of those saddos that will now blindly vote blue because of what red have done to our economy and our country in general.


Yeah, if you say so. If you're one of those saddos you probably always have been.

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