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by scbriml
Sat May 28, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 360
Views: 83222

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

And the 777-8F contract was drafted and firmed in the mean time Boeing was annoncing more delays on the 777-8/9. If one, Boeing hasn't disclosed the new delays to QR before signing this deal including 777-8/9 conversion to 777-8F and almost certainly including credits for the 777-8/9 delays, it cou...

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by scbriml
Fri May 27, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 360
Views: 83222

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Opus99 wrote:
Airbus is well within their rights to refuse to do business with a customer


They don't have to refuse to do business with QR, they can simply offer pricing that will ensure QR goes elsewhere.

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by scbriml
Fri May 27, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

casinterest wrote:
You don't just issue a driver's license without showing someone you know how to drive and have had supervision while doing so. Guns should be the same.


But, but, but... my freedoms, my rights. Fuck dead kids, I want my gunz. :sarcastic:

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by scbriml
Fri May 27, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

bpatus297 wrote:
Non-Av has a decisive liberal bias.


Wait, what? :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Fri May 27, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

As for the US being the only one, yes its a problem here but not exclusive of the US. Back in Scotland there was a killing once in the 90's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunblane_massacre Interesting that you bring up Dunblane then completely ignore what happened as a result of that event - strict...

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by scbriml
Thu May 26, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Well one thing is for sure we won't be dealing with this idiot again. That's the great thing about capital punishment there is no chance of getting out on parole. Your thoughts and reflections on those 19 dead kids was very moving. Capital punishment is great until the state murders an innocent per...

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by scbriml
Thu May 26, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I wouldn’t say most. There are lot of Americas that that know the truth of the matter when it comes to higher number of gun violence in comparison to other places in the world. Fair point - me saying "most Americans" was somewhat of an emotional response. The problem seems to be that thos...

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by scbriml
Thu May 26, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

TriJets wrote:
With over 300 million firearms (and counting) in circulation in the US, there's not much that can be done to make it harder for criminals to acquire one.


Everything you post is just a literal shrug of the shoulders and a "Well, what can you do?"

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by scbriml
Wed May 25, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

That's exactly why it is so hard to compare gun crime/gun ownership in places like the UK with places like the USA. The criminals already have weapons here....there are more guns in the US than there are people. The tables are turned....law-abiding citizens are armed because they know that criminal...

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by scbriml
Wed May 25, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

The reality is that it's total hogwash, as vast countries and continents that aren't up to their eyeballs in guns aren't facing a corresponding tidal wave of crimes that would require defensive gun use. If anything you're using examples of guns to defend from...more guns. It's a circular reference ...

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by scbriml
Wed May 25, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

ACDC8 wrote:
God bless the 2nd Amendment :sarcastic:


Hallelujah, praise the lord!

Those kids were sacrificed on the altar of the gun. The almost total lack of empathy shown in this thread is shocking. I can't wait to hear Alex Jones take on this.

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by scbriml
Wed May 25, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Terrible news I just cannot understand the mentality of doing such a deranged act, its cases like this I'm all for the death penalty The gunman is apparently already dead. https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/death-penalty-states Since 1976 Texas has executed nearly five times as many p...

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by scbriml
Wed May 25, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Well, them kids died because of our God given 2nd amendment rights. But hey, freedom isn't free. God Bless 'Murica, the greatest freest country in the world. I would gladly take dozens of these sacrifices every year rather than live under the tyrannical gun laws of Canada, Australia, New Zealand an...

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by scbriml
Wed May 25, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Well, them kids died because of our God given 2nd amendment rights. But hey, freedom isn't free. God Bless 'Murica, the greatest freest country in the world. I would gladly take dozens of these sacrifices every year rather than live under the tyrannical gun laws of Canada, Australia, New Zealand an...

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by scbriml
Wed May 25, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Terrible news I just cannot understand the mentality of doing such a deranged act, its cases like this I'm all for the death penalty The gunman is apparently already dead. https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/death-penalty-states Since 1976 Texas has executed nearly five times as many p...

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by scbriml
Tue May 24, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 13014

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Thoughts and prayers until the next time.

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by scbriml
Tue May 24, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looks like BA67 had a problem after takeoff.
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Re: Looks like BA67 had a problem after takeoff.

Heathrow is having quite the afternoon. After BA67 earlier, there's now a massive thunderstorm in the area. These LHR-bound flights are involved in some unusual holding patterns: BA345 from NCE, ET710 from ADD, BA547 from FCO, and BA549 also from FCO and already delayed by 100 mins. Yes, that storm...

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by scbriml
Tue May 24, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3806

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Vintage wrote:
When was it decided that it was the US mission to be the policeman of the world?


Seriously? That's a role that America choses for itself when it suits and complains about when it doesn't. :spin:

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by scbriml
Mon May 23, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southern Baptist Convention covered up sex abuse
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: Southern Baptist Convention covered up sex abuse

casinterest wrote:
I still expect this thread to meet a quick demise.


On what basis?

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by scbriml
Sat May 21, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW
Replies: 126
Views: 25567

Re: A350-900 now has a 283t MTOW

I just ran a plan for the 359 from LAX to SYD with 306 pax and bags, it would not be able to carry any cargo, just the full passenger load. Did I mention I used PER for the destination alternate ? Does this take into account luggage because 300 passengers would have a minimum of 8k-15k pounds of ch...

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Aaron747 wrote:
Not for nothing, but skeletons starting to emerge from Elon’s closet. He paid a SpaceX employee $250K to stay quiet about exposing himself to her on the company jet in 2016.

https://www.engadget.com/elon-musk-spac ... 58875.html


Wow, $100k per inch!

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by scbriml
Fri May 20, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3806

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

W wasn't a bad president, IMO. In fact, he was one of my favorites. The Iraq war was a blunder, but that was caused IMO by faulty intelligence....I can't necessarily blame the POTUS if he was given bad info and was acting in good faith. W's actions in the aftermath of 9/11 and his unifying of the c...

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by scbriml
Fri May 20, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The lost decade of the world?
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: The lost decade of the world?

How to prevent the world from repeating experience, extending the lost decade to become lost decades? Roll back the increasingly-draconian and commerce-prohibitive environmental regulations. Yeah, screw those future generations. Who really cares what their children, grandchildren and great-grandchi...

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by scbriml
Thu May 19, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2919

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

The big problem with that is that since gun ownership is a constitutional right in this country, imposing financial or other undue hurdles on that right is likely unlawful. Same reason that they got rid of poll taxes and literacy tests to vote. It is a constitutional right, but I believe the USSC h...

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by scbriml
Thu May 19, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar 787 badly damaged by lightning
Replies: 26
Views: 7443

Re: Jetstar 787 badly damaged by lightning

Good job it wasn't a Qatar Airways 787! :rotfl:

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by scbriml
Thu May 19, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3806

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

AirWorthy99 wrote:
Of the century? Teleprompter Joe has become the laughingstock of this country. His slips are so common, no one even mentions them.


Yet more people voted for him rather than the alternative. Enough said.

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by scbriml
Thu May 19, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8562

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

I hate to fall back on this trope, but, "When Guns are Outlawed... Only Outlaws will have Guns" -- in America. Serious question - who is calling for an outright ban on guns? It seems to me, most sensible people would like to see more regulations and control around gun ownership. That is f...

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by scbriml
Wed May 18, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5749
Views: 378920

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The first Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian in Ukraine. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61461805 A Russian soldier on trial for war crimes in Ukraine has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian. Vadim Shishimarin is accused of gunning down an unarme...

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by scbriml
Wed May 18, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 431058

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

More news sources are now reporting the crash appears to be an intentional act including the BBC and Reuters. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61488976 .https://www.reuters.com/world/china/flight-data-china-eastern-jet-points-intentional-nosedive-wsj-2022-05-17/ Those are just rehashes of the same...

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by scbriml
Tue May 17, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9957

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Finland ahead of Sweden on trustworthiness, or the reverse ? Why ?


It's irrelevant. My point was, of those three countries, I'd put Turkey last in trustworthiness (as I suspect many others would). Erdogan calling Finland and Sweden untrustworthy, amused me.

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by scbriml
Tue May 17, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2919

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

You ignore the fact that most crime and most gun crime is concentrated in urban areas in the United States. Telling people who live in the areas at greatest risk for crime that they don't need a way to defend themselves is out of touch. Telling the single mom with a restraining order out against he...

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by scbriml
Tue May 17, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9957

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

Turkey expects its pound of flesh or it will block Finland & Sweden’s NATO applications. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61472021 Turkey's president has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato - just hours after they said they would seek membership. Recep Tayyip Erdoga...

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by scbriml
Mon May 16, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9957

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

https://mobile.twitter.com/AFP/status/1526251302459777025 I wonder what concessions NATO will offer to get Turkey to play ball ? If it were up to me I'd restore their F-35 orders in exchange for donating their S-400 missles to Ukraine. That was what really ruptured relations with the U.S. But then ...

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by scbriml
Sun May 15, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25752

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

SL1200MK2 wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Is marital rape recognized in Mississippi ?


It’s likely encouraged there.


Bazinga!

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by scbriml
Sun May 15, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4734

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

AirWorthy99 wrote:
The US by contrast is sending 80 times that with the 40 billion.


Just think of all the abortions that could fund! :spin:

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by scbriml
Sun May 15, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1649

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

The vast majority of car crashes in Russia can be attributed to excess speed. And probably no small measure of vodka. Every time I see a video and there's a queue of traffic at a junction, I know someone is going to come smashing into it at massive speed. My company didn't allow us to drive in Russi...

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by scbriml
Sun May 15, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8562

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

START

Mass shooting

Thoughts and prayers

Goto START

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by scbriml
Fri May 13, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9957

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

In a move that will surprise nobody, Russia again warns Finland against joining NATO. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61420185 Russia has said it will be forced to take "retaliatory steps" over its neighbour Finland's move to join Nato. A foreign ministry statement said the move woul...

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by scbriml
Fri May 13, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9957

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

There is still a significant minority of the Finnish population who are against NATO membership - their opinions should be respected. In a binary decision, how on Earth do you "respect the opinion of the minority"? The only way you can respect the opinion of the minority is by ignoring th...

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by scbriml
Sat May 07, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25752

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

bennett123 wrote:
For those arguing Pro Choice.

Is that legalised abortion up to birth?.


The only people suggesting that are the anti-abortionists who seem to genuinely believe it’s what “the hard left” (whatever that is) want. In reality, the concept is just another conservative boogie man (like gun-grabbing).

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by scbriml
Fri May 06, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 flight control airworthiness directive
Replies: 20
Views: 6997

Re: A350 flight control airworthiness directive

BoeingG wrote:
Thoughts? This, when contextualized by the MAX hysteria, the QR dispute, and the XLR fuel tank woes, will not bode well for AB.


Sounds liKe wishful thinking.

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by scbriml
Thu May 05, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month
Replies: 56
Views: 9413

Re: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month

wingman wrote:
Airbus better watch out. Boeing has almost 40 years of experience sizing up the replacement for the 737.


Ouch! ;)

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by scbriml
Thu May 05, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25752

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

You just agreed that all men should stay out of the debate, unless you are pro-choice, because you are advocating on women's behalf. I guess all women are pro-choice then. Got it. Huh, no. None of those statements were made - please don't put words in my mouth. You insinuated it. Saying hear, hear ...

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by scbriml
Thu May 05, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25752

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I’ve been trying to figure out why folks try to press their religious beliefs on others so much. Is it possible they’re experiencing some dissonance and figure if they can impress their silly children’s stories on others, it will somehow make it more true? One can be a complete atheist and still ma...

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Avatar2go wrote:
Reports that certification of the A321XLR may be delayed for review of the fuselage fuel tank.

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 022-05-04/


According to Leeham, it will slip by one quarter to 1Q2024.

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by scbriml
Wed May 04, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25752

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I know that this is going to get flamed, but if you believe the fetus is a life, what part of that is religion? Granted a lot of people look at this through a lens of religion, but not all. There’s nothing wrong with that - belief, like religion, is an inalienable right. But belief, whether religio...

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by scbriml
Wed May 04, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 77868

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

I dont get why supposed quality carriers go for 350's with a 2-4-2 premium economy?? They even have 2-3-2 on 380's. I would look for a different carrier or a flight with different equipment. Isn’t 2-3-2 on the upper deck of the A380 (which is narrower than the A350 cabin)? 2-4-2 seems to be pretty ...

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by scbriml
Tue May 03, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25752

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

AirWorthy99 wrote:
I beg to differ in regards to the Right. The Right hasn't shifted nor moved to the right. In fact we have moved to the left. We have had to accept gay marriage


Can you give us one reason why you shouldn’t accept gay marriage, or why gay marriage is even an issue?

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by scbriml
Tue May 03, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25752

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Mitch McConnell i more worried about the leak itself. I suspect it is due to the precarious nature this puts the primaries and donors into . https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/mitch-mcconnell/2022/05/03/mitch-mcconnell-slams-supreme-court-leak-draft-roe-v-wade-ruling/9627051002/ Se...

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by scbriml
Tue May 03, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 77868

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

For example, how is 20 A321XLR's going to replace 75 Boeing 737-800s? Are the XLR's even a replacement for them? Options. Lots of them. As detailed in the press release: Domestically, Qantas will start the renewal of its narrow body jets as part of ‘Project Winton’ with firm orders for 20 Airbus A3...

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