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by scbriml
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 24
Views: 1763

Re: 2019 Tour de France

Aesma wrote:
Wow, what a finish !

Alaphilippe better than all the "leaders", what's going on ?


Hold the front pages, a Frenchman May win the TdF!

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

NZ gets its revenge and narrowly knocks England out of the World Cup.

Netball World Cup that is. :wink2:

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 62
Views: 1748

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

VTKillarney wrote:
The Israelis have shown quite a bit of restraint.


Yeah, they only steal land from people who can’t fight back. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows
Replies: 10
Views: 3354

Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

One nicely banked pass right-to-left, followed by a level pass left-to-right.

Fantastic sight!

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Great game, totally gutted for our boys, personally while there had to be a result being a WC final, wickets lost or something like that, I accept what the rules say however they could probably do with a look at. There were many moments in the game that could have gone either way. It was a great ga...

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 844
Views: 121552

Re: 2018 Annual Report We’re Boeing. The future is built here. THE BOEING COMRe: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2

I will leave Boeing's 2018 annual report for your & others' information. (Yes, they do report revenues & earnings by business sector) https://s2.q4cdn.com/661678649/files/doc_financials/annual/2019/Boeing-2018AR-Final.pdf Yes, that doesn’t change anything I, and others, said. It’s all Boein...

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9301

JRe: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Guess the meeting did not go very well. Trump just sided with Qatar over US airline CEOs in the nastiest battle in the aviation industry https://www.businessinsider.in/trump-just-sided-with-qatar-over-us-airline-ceos-in-the-nastiest-battle-in-the-aviation-industry/articleshow/70300792.cms = Basical...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9301

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlin ... trump.html


So a big fat nothing burger. Just more whining by AA & UA?
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Boof02671 wrote:
American Airlines CEO Issues Statement Following White House Meeting with President Trump

https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlin ... trump.html


So a big fat nothing burger. Just more whining by AA & UA?

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 76
Views: 7766

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

Sure. You're just acknowledging that some other countries have inefficient markets where air freight carriers get monopoly rents. Does any of that change the fact that OP’s conclusion based on a sample size of two from a single country was incorrect and that many airlines derive significant revenue...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 844
Views: 121552

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Now obviously I am not a lawyer, but my understanding is that is takes 2 sides to settle out of court. Someone (i.e. Boeing) makes an offer for settlement, the other party accepts. Can the other party be forced to settle outside of court? I think no. Of course, but the reality is that the vast majo...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2025
Views: 107691

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Who was the prime minister at the time, who carried more weight, are we not ment to take the prime minister seriously now? Your faith in what a politician or political party says is touching but misplaced. Your faith in said politicians seems to only be applied selectively. It’s almost as though yo...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 844
Views: 121552

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And we at least know the number will rise, as litigation is not included yet. This is expected as the court cases will take years and therefore the litigation will kick in in future years, but legal fees will pile up a lot. Boeing will settle all litigation out of court. The only way they’ll end up...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 76
Views: 7766

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

Again, my point is the revenue from cargo is nice, but for many airlines it is a tiny piece of their business. Not something that should be a major driver in deciding which frames to purchase, all other factors being equal. As is often the case, you’re looking at a small, US-centric picture and dra...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 4630

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

x1234 wrote:
I always wondered why they had both the 787 and A350.


Why? There's an increasing number of airlines that either already operate both or have ordered both.

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Get over it. Cricket matches have been decided by incorrect umpiring decisions since the game started. I have watched and played a lot of cricket and I cannot think of a single instance where overthrows were reduced because the batsman hadn't crossed. Feel free to find one. The simple fact is, nobod...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2025
Views: 107691

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

David Cameron made it quite clear that we will be leaving the customs union & single market during the referenda debate Lots of things were said during the campaign that were either wrong or complete lies. It's amusing that you continue to put so much weight on what an ex-politician said years ...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 844
Views: 121552

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Someone asked in another post if Boeing could simply "move" money from the defense/space division to the commercial division to cover the writeoff. The answer would likely be "No". Furthermore, Boeing is still writing off cost overruns caused by the troubled, KC-46 tanker progra...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 121
Views: 12218

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

That figure represents Boeing’s current estimate of how much it will have to pay airlines that fly the Max, which has been grounded for months after two deadly crashes, and may not fly again this year. I'd be very surprised if that figure doesn't grow significantly. I don't know what the rules are ...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2025
Views: 107691

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

it seems like BoJo just got a pre-emptive headcount of his 'majority' in case he wants to persue a no deal brexit: MPs just passed an amendment which seeks to block any attempt by a future government to prorogue parliament to ensure a no-deal, with a majority of 41(!). There has never been a majori...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Yeah, I bet they can hardly live with themselves. :rotfl: They have to live with the fact that apart from a few fans in the UK the rest of the cricketing world knows they didn't win that game, it's about the most hollow world championship victory in any sport that I can ever remember watching. Comp...

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by scbriml
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Why they didn't deserve the win, it’s a hollow victory, NZ are the champions in all but name. Besides the umpires screwing it up they should have also used the Duckworth Lewis system where NZ would have won because they lost less wickets, wickets are more important than boundaries. England winning ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8105

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

How is her outfit any different to a guy taking a flight in shorts and a t-shirt? I've taken most of my flights dressed like that (shorts & t-shirt, not the romper suit!)

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by scbriml
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any info on this 77W?
Replies: 23
Views: 5700

Re: Any info on this 77W?

It's N7773A which is with CSDS Aircraft Sales & Leasing. Ex Singapore Airlines (9V-SYG) - Delivered back in 09/10/2001 The aircraft is withdrawn from service this year in Feb 2019 No, that's a 773, not a 77W. N7773A was delivered to SQ in 2001 and is being part-out at KSFB. The plane in questio...

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by scbriml
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98477

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

No change of "strategy." ... I do not understand what "strategy" you are talking about and what is justifying it and how can you show it. I see only one hope to see the 777-X join the A380 just because many of you wish. I don't wish for anything because I have no skin in the gam...

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by scbriml
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any info on this 77W?
Replies: 23
Views: 5700

Re: Any info on this 77W?

GE90man wrote:
Seems like it would be unlikely for this to be a CX aircraft due to the presence of a SATCOM dome at the front. CX have no 77W with the front SATCOM dome, and it seems unlikely that one would be installed.


It’s a stock photo of an AA 77W prior to tail painting, not the plane in question.

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by scbriml
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6139

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

Flight at 1am? I'm going to take a wild guess that plenty of pre-flight alcohol had been consumed.

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by scbriml
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1997

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

That was simply the greatest ODI game ever. I thought England were out of it with two overs to go. If you'd written those last two overs as a script, you'd have been laughed at. A six that was caught but the fielder stepped onto the boundary, then a six with four overthrows deflected of Stokes' bat....

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 844
Views: 121552

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Indeed, one should not confuse this article with being news, or upholding journalistic principles. It’s a Boeing-sponsored editorial, and one needs to understand that while reading it. I’m not saying it’s without value. I actually am interested to know what Boeing has to say. Yep, Loren Thompson is...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6136

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Nasty country


But hey, we'll turn a blind eye while we sell them billions ($/£/€) in arms.

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by scbriml
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2025
Views: 107691

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

A101 wrote:
Yes if it finally puts the issue to bed.


So democracy is a very fluid concept for you. Why am I not surprised.

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by scbriml
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 40
Views: 3578

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Impartiality Rules? In Britain? That’s laughable! BBC had a 95 - 5 ratio in airtime negative to Brexit vs pro Brexit prior to the referendum. How is that abiding by “impartiality rules”? That's laughable. But feel free to post some analysis to support your 95-5% bias claim. :scratchchin: Both sides...

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by scbriml
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker
Replies: 22
Views: 6413

Re: WSJ: Airbus Poised to Overtake Boeing as Biggest Plane Maker

And in the second half of the year the news will say... "Boeing dominates Airbus with world record aircraft deliveries" Boeing is still producing 737MAX aircraft at close to full production rate. When the grounding ends Boeing will need to hire extra pilots to deliver the hundreds of airc...

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by scbriml
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2025
Views: 107691

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Klaus wrote:
Now that was a lengthy and difficult birth, and there are prettier babies, too...! ;)


:lol:

I'm sure our resident Brexiteers will still claim Labour is a leave party! :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98477

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

A lot of time goes by that does not mean that such carrier will change strategy. Except Emirates clearly is changing its strategy. :roll: Clearly? Yes, clearly . :yes: They've cancelled (yes, it was their decision) most of their outstanding A380s and swapped them for smaller A330neos and A359s. At ...

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by scbriml
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2025
Views: 107691

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

BestWestern wrote:
Farage as ambassador. What’s happening to the UK. Shameless.


Oh please. Complain about it when it happens, until then it's just self-aggrandising bullshit.

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by scbriml
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36859

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

VV wrote:
So far, it has been doing quite well and I insist that too many people underestimate the role E-Jet E2 will play in the future.


You think an average of two sales per month over six years is "doing quite well"? It seems too many are overestimating the role the E2 will play in the future.

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by scbriml
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14837

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

TTailedTiger wrote:
Well, some other airline will now be able to take delivery of their 737's sooner.


Sooner? :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36859

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

VV wrote:
Too many people underestimate the role E2 will play in the future.


Which is surprising, given the huge sales. Oh wait...

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by scbriml
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 3619

Re: B-36 Question

I loved the sound, it is so distinctive that even with an unexpected fly over I think I could still identify it by sound alone. If there are there any flying models left! Alas, per avgeekery, none flying. Wow, I wish I could have seen one flying. :crying: There are only four complete examples left ...

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by scbriml
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14837

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

“Big order”? Please. 30 (50) out of, what, 5000+? In fact, this 'cancellation' won't change Boeing's backlog at all, since the original commitment was never made firm. I don't know, I wouldn't call 30 planes negligible. See above. IMHO, it's more a perception issue than any real impact on Boeing's ...

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by scbriml
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14837

Re: Flydeal cancels 737 max order

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saud ... SKCN1U20AC

ps it's Flyadeal, not Flydeal.
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AFAIK, this was never a firm order, so not really much of a loss.

Looks like they'll operate an A320-only fleet now.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saud ... SKCN1U20AC

ps it's Flyadeal, not Flydeal.

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by scbriml
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 35
Views: 5703

Re: Passenger shaming

Redd wrote:
Pudelhund wrote:
It was class, not product. Something often mixed up these days.


Define class? Something is not 'classy' simply because only the social elite can afford it.

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98477

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Checklist787 wrote:
A lot of time goes by that does not mean that such carrier will change strategy.


Except Emirates clearly is changing its strategy. :roll:

Checklist787 wrote:
Your argument is based on your own desires.


My 'desires' have nothing to do with Emirates (or you!) :roll:

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7799

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

ual763 wrote:
It was one slip of the tongue in an hour long speech that many are hailing as one of his best ever.


That's a pretty low bar for a man that can't string a coherent sentence together. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14395

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... ing-phone/


That's virgin on the ridiculous!
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vaughanparry wrote:
The Telegraph is generally my newspaper of choice but when it comes to selecting a photo to accompany an aviation story, their record is shocking. Deep breath:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... ing-phone/


That's virgin on the ridiculous!

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98477

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

You forget that T. Clark had said that the A350-1000 did not have the shoulders in June 2013. The A35K is now significantly more capable than in 2013. :roll: Except that T. CLARK preferred the specifications of the first iteration of the A350-1000 (before 2011) And a lot has changed for Emirates be...

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by scbriml
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98477

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Stitch wrote:
scbriml wrote:
The A35K is now significantly more capable than in 2013. :roll:


The ironic thing is, he didn't like the A350 when it became more capable in 2013. So will he like it now that it is even more capable in 2019?


Are you suggesting nothing's changed at EK since 2013?

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98477

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Checklist787 wrote:
You forget that T. Clark had said that the A350-1000 did not have the shoulders in June 2013.


The A35K is now significantly more capable than in 2013. :roll:

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Re: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

As we've seen with recent "milkshaking" incidents where the milkshakes contained highly caustic quick-drying cement, sometimes things aren't what they appear to be and the prudent choice would be to make sure that the glitter is indeed all glitter and only glitter. Except the " highl...

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