But yes paper staws do suck (pun is there but beside the point)! Hate 'em. Some of the gen "bio straws" are really good but whoever thinks using lame versions of paper straws is smart... isn't. Just get the better ones, it's not that hard. Tugg Yep. I have a nice collection of metal and g...Jump to post
After an embarrassing false-start in Australia in March, F1 is finally back on track in Austria for the first race in a strange and probably truncated season. So what's new? With Covid-19 having taken it's toll, F1 finally gets underway this weekend with a highly revised schedule. As of today, the o...Jump to post
'Ah aint wearing no mask 'cos it's commie', only in, well you know where, the one state that likes to be 'the biggest' (and stupidest?). If it wasn't for the risk they pose to vulnerable people, (not that they would include African Americans in that list), I'd say that 'em catch it, most of them ar...Jump to post
ltbewr wrote:Then there is the deep insult to Native Americans as to the site's existence as well as the fireworks celebration by the USA and Pres. Trump. By the way, due to fire risks, fireworks shows there have not been held for 10 years. Talk about stupid decisions.
Boeing is not going to publicly confirm it until they are ready / required because it is a statement that will have a material effect on their market performance and the SEC has rules around the reporting of such items. It will have no material effect on revenues: it's half a plane a month. There c...Jump to post
I’m sure attendees will be asked to sign a waiver of all liability if they catch Corona.Jump to post
It's look like that the decision has been made. The last 747 will be rolled out of the factory in about two years. The end of the 747 is there. ;-( https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-02/boeing-quietly-pulls-plug-on-the-747-closing-era-of-jumbo-jets?sref=CMQY7IGK It's not exactly confir...Jump to post
No it cannot. Might as well use their B787s then and kill the airline outright. the only airline that uses LH aircraft on SH routes is Emirates and even they are re-thinking their idea Yes it can! Lots of airlines use LH aircraft on SH routes between LH flights. MrHMSH's point was that using an A32...Jump to post
An overdose is a suicide, IMO. What, even one you don't die from? Far from every overdose is an attempt to end one's life. :crazy: Do you think it's suicide if an idiot manages to accidentally blow their brains out while cleaning their gun? I suspect you're in a very small group that thinks that way.Jump to post
How many 787s are owned by Norwegian? Boeing reports that as of end May, Norwegian has directly ordered 16 787s (3 x 788 and 13 x 789), with 5 x 789 to be delivered but now cancelled (including one just about ready for delivery). Of course, some or all of these might have been sold to lessors and l...Jump to post
Well the last time they had test flights when they sprung the bit flip test, the bad news came out pretty quickly, so........ IMHO, very different situation now. Perhaps they are and we don't know about it yet. As reported up-thread, the FAA says it's all done. https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?new...Jump to post
AndoAv8R wrote:Has anyone heard how the flight testing went? cant find any information other than the generic FAA statement.
Suicides way up. +18% in March, +29% in April, +42% in May. At least Karen feels safe. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/01/coronavirus-drug-overdose/ And those are just USA numbers... The article you linked doesn't seem to say what you think it does. :shakehead: It's talking about drug...Jump to post
Norwegian is hit by the Corona virus, so they canceled the MAX order because traffic demand has collapsed. That is true, although Norwegian was struggling before Covid-19 hit. Boeing's MAX issues just made it easy for Norwegian to cancel (Norwegian had the leverage). Their problem existed long befo...Jump to post
Now Bolton is saying he briefed the president on this issue last year. https://apnews.com/425e43fa0ffdd6e126c5171653ec47d1 officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a ...Jump to post
I will admit to being frustrated yesterday and have come around on this. Masks are better than lock-downs. Even Trum now thinks face masks are a good idea, though, of course, his reasoning is all about him. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53258792 US President Donald Trump, long opposed ...Jump to post
Wouldn't have made a difference the fundamental problem is where do you put planes in the off season? Because the legacies dump economy seats in the offseason and that kills the discounter market An A321XLR could be used on intra-European routes relatively easily. No it cannot. Might as well use th...Jump to post
More cancellations will continue to come in. The MAX is the easiest airframe to cancel right now.. Low hanging fruit for an airline/leasing company to reduce liabilities. agree on that, airlines can wait forever and cancel it, they don't have to do it right now since the covid and max situation are...Jump to post
alfa164 wrote:They have truly become a cult
Where does one even find pilots? Pakistan? :duck: I thought n865f was preserved. I saw it parked at YIP a couple of years ago and it was, apparently, going to the Yankee Air Museum. 5079637 I first saw this plane operating for Seaboard World back in 1975. It was also a regular in he UK operating ca...Jump to post
BOC Aviation cancels 30 MAX. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boc-aviation-boeing-orders/hong-kongs-boc-aviation-cancels-30-boeing-737-max-aircraft-orders-idUSKBN2412PB#:~:text=June%2030%20%28Reuters%29%20%2D%20Hong,737%20MAX%20aircrafts%2C%20it%20added (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s BOC Aviation (2588.H...Jump to post
Shockingly unsurprising for a self-aggrandising egotist.Jump to post
Hi, I noticed this image is showing up looking corrupted.
t is almost as if police officers are afraid to do their jobs now because they can be arrested and charged with crimes even if they don't do anything wrong (see: Atlanta). They should have no reason to be afraid if they do their jobs correctly. As for Atlanta, that’s your opinion yet to be confirme...Jump to post
AFAIK, the PTVs are central to the buy-on-board model. Passengers select and pay for drinks, snacks and food via the PTV system and the cabin crew deliver it. Massively successful if a number of online trip-reports are to be believed. This is correct. It's a really good system and works very well. ...Jump to post
It's doubly surprising that "only" 300ish MAX's have been cancelled, overall. It's much more than "300ish". At the end of 2018, Boeing had total MAX sales of 5,005. At the end of May this year, the total was 4,619. The loss of Norwegian's 92 will take MAX to over 400 cancellatio...Jump to post
Ishrion wrote:Just clarifying... these were Norwegian’s remaining Boeing orders? So now they only have 20 A321LRs on order?
Looking at this picture, there seems to be three moveable sections on each side of the horizontal stab. Whether or not they're actually used, I'm afraid I can't say. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50058855282_8124eb342d_b.jpg Image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225_Mriya edited ...Jump to post
The Roy Cohn who was a fixer/mentor to the Trumps, especially Donald? I thought while not famous, he'd be better known, or infamous. Hated gays, though not enough to be promiscuous with them, died of AIDS, that's the guy? He was infamous enough for Billy Joel to include him in "We didn't start...Jump to post
I'm ashamed. :banghead: You should be; that photo is from 2014. You're usually better than that. :lol: Well that is a tad embarrassing. :shock: :oops: Good catch Indeed. :checkmark: However, one news source using an old stock photo to illustrate a story doesn't actually change the fact that beaches...Jump to post
Naming airports after people is not uniquely American. Certainly isn't. Here we have Liverpool Airport as 'John Lennon Airport'. Not berating his undoubted greatness in his field, however as soon as he had money he couldn't leave the city fast enough, before NY settling in Weybridge, in the SE of E...Jump to post
Please point out to a single post on this board where I've ever defended a bad cop. I haven't. You may think you haven't, but when you write: As horrible as some of these cases are, the statistics absolutely don't support the narrative that the anti-police crowd is pushing. I can find plenty of vid...Jump to post
Russia has rejected as "baseless" accusations that it offered Taliban-linked militants rewards to kill US and other Nato troops in Afghanistan.
Russia says it's not true, so obviously it didn't happen.
Jump to postRussia has rejected as "baseless" accusations that it offered Taliban-linked militants rewards to kill US and other Nato troops in Afghanistan.
If I had to guess, it would be the original 9/11 thread.Jump to post
Newark727 wrote:Good news everybody! Russia says they totally didn't do it.
Just like they totally didn't have anything to do with those soldiers in Ukraine.
WN732 wrote:noviorbis77 wrote:scbriml wrote:
Seriously? If launched it would be a brand new plane and not called 757Anything.
We don’t know that.
Lol the dude's joke just went over y'all's heads.
As Covid-19 cases hit record numbers in America, Mike Pence praises "remarkable progress". :spin: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-53188289 https://i.imgur.com/Si5D4TE.png https://i.imgur.com/Si5D4TE.png Also Mike Pence: "We flattened the curve" https://live.staticflickr.com...Jump to post
Meanwhile, in the UK (or to be more precise, England)... Government: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50046763221_c663ed8e42_z.jpg (c)BBC.co.uk & https://imgur.com/bGXcHFB English public two days later: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50047021472_0fe4191231_b.jpg (c)Huw Evan Agency Also E...Jump to post
cairns wrote:Lots of stupid going on.
The Taliban destroyed a lot of history. The left wing mimics them. Tearing down statues of Grant and other abolitionists only shows how stupid they are. Who, exactly, is "the left wing"? Are they more or less stupid that people who claim statues of slavers and the confederate flag are &qu...Jump to post
I wonder how people will react when they find out that William Boeing (you know, the guy for who the company is named for since he founded it) supported segregationist policies, up to the point that a tract of land he owned was opened for development so long as only Whites could move there. The bes...Jump to post
I had a business trip to Farmington some years ago. I flew to Phoenix by BA and then a Great Lakes Be-1900 to Farmington. I then had a quick weekend break in Phoenix so another two legs on Great Lakes. My biggest surprise was landing at Farmington because I thought we were somewhat high when the cre...Jump to post
Click on the image in Photo Corner (whether it's in your rejected or screening queue) so the image opens full size. Right-click on the full size image and select "Copy image address" from the pop-up menu. Then you can either paste the link into a post, or you can use the insert image butto...Jump to post
Yes, it’s nice to know what they think about us.....behind our backs. I think every rejection/acceptance should have the screener name visible. If the screener is confidant in their own ability this shouldn’t be a problem. What will that help to achieve? And the user name of the rejecting screener ...Jump to post
Air France will be a large A350-900 operator but will need something bigger to replace their 777-300ER & A380's. Based on what? How do you know they don't want to shrink capacity (other than them saying it). The A350-1000 is not large enough ....again, based on _______? Only the Concorde had Ro...Jump to post
Unless there’s front and back door board and deplane; which IMHO, would be very unusual. Add to that, not that many airports have jetways to board/deplane front and back doors. Many LCCs wouldn't care about that. Certainly in Europe they're using stairs more often than not, and the higher number of...Jump to post