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by Pellegrine
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH dropping JED
Replies: 23
Views: 6779

Re: LH dropping JED

I'm betting it was an A333 with F. Ain't no A321neo replacing that. Besides, there are other concerns that pop up besides aircraft type when serving Saudi.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money
Replies: 20
Views: 9201

Re: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money

How is all that funded by taxpayers if King Bhumibol was worth $30 billion when he passed away? The son didn't get any money? Where do you think that $30 billion came from? That 30 billion was mostly held in the crown's real estate holdings. So IDK. Maybe they have a situation like the British Roya...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money
Replies: 20
Views: 9201

Re: Thai King Vajiralongkorn's B737 and $250M wasted taxpayer money

How is all that funded by taxpayers if King Bhumibol was worth $30 billion when he passed away? The son didn't get any money?

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by Pellegrine
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charitable donations: Real impact or scam?
Replies: 18
Views: 1865

Re: Charitable donations: Real impact or scam?

Go Fund Me charges 2.9% of the donation straight to their coffers + a $0.30 fee. So those small donations really are going straight to their bank account. If you have to raise money locally amongst a tight-knit community or family I would not use Go Fund Me. Nothing is ever free, so it makes sense ...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 7768

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

KUL-LHR double daily on A359s, too bad I remember them being triple daily on B744s. Oh how times change. British Airways previously operated several flights on a daily basis through Kuala Lumpur with the B744. The majority of those triple daily B744's were flying onto destinations in Australia and ...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 27043

Re: How does aviation tackle climate change?

In the medium term blended fuel stocks with renewable kerosene-type fuels. Say 20/80 going to 25/75 to 33/67 to 50/50 and beyond. That doesn't solve the CO2 and NOx output problem really. I think even with all this scaremongering we're here to see kerosene-cut-powered jetliners for the foreseeable f...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13961

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

The CBS clip does an 'okay' job at telling what occurred. They DID disclose that Guyger was carrying a First Aid kit, which I never heard before. The reporter stated that she did administer a 'one hand' chest compression in a CPR action. They failed to mention the bright well lit hallway, but did m...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 18305

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

They're really giving up a lot of economy pax with this 5xD Hi-J 763 service. More power to them if it works for them. I don't chase bottom of the barrel fares so I don't really care IMO.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)
Replies: 35
Views: 7768

Re: Malaysia Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement With British Airways (Finally...)

KUL-LHR double daily on A359s, too bad I remember them being triple daily on B744s. Oh how times change.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charitable donations: Real impact or scam?
Replies: 18
Views: 1865

Re: Charitable donations: Real impact or scam?

Go Fund Me charges 2.9% of the donation straight to their coffers + a $0.30 fee. So those small donations really are going straight to their bank account. If you have to raise money locally amongst a tight-knit community or family I would not use Go Fund Me.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13961

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

She should serve at least 50 years for this. In the US you have people locked up for LIFE NO-PAROLE for non-violent drug offenses. If she gets on the lower end of the sentencing schedule there will be riots.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13961

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

Mistake or not, the jury decided she had no cause to shoot to kill. And right there, is where they counted her guilty of Murder. The jury will also decide how much time she serves, 5-99 years, no probation possible. This CBS News Video goes into what happened. https://youtu.be/6FdYFP9XyQE The CBS c...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 7600

Re: Incredible footage of Iranian cruise missiles precision strike on Saudi oil refinery

Don't care about this? But you'll go on and on about Trump nothing burgers? Rich, it truly is. A country that supports regional terrorism attacking a country that supports global terrorism. No innocents killed. If the attack had been more successful it could have helped pushed the world towards cle...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Property tax votes
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: Property tax votes

You're going back to feudalism where landowners had all the "votes"/power. It just does not work that way in a one person-one vote system.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 13961

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

Throw her ass under the jail. You can't shoot people because you break down the door to the wrong apartment and wrongly assume they broke into yours. Goodbye felicia.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 7600

Re: Oil Fields Attack

The lesson from all of this is that Obama's strategy with Europe actually was effective. Unless you want all out war between US/Iran/KSA/UAE/Israel. That's a 5 party war that could go nuclear quickly. Iran might already have nuclear weapons, and that would be a dear surprise to the Israelis (who hav...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 7600

Re: Oil Fields Attack

US now sending forces to help protect SA and UAE. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49777672 Because SA couldn't operate their Patriot systems properly :-? Has Patriot ever successfully shot down anything other than an RAF Tornado in a real fight? Patriot systems are 1991-vintage crap. I'd...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 7600

Re: Oil Fields Attack

There's a great analysis by Washington Institute: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-credibility-test-for-u.s.-saudi-defense-relations-and-iran-deterrence The strike was highly effective from a military perspective. The weapons hit at around 4 a.m. local time and appear to h...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 100
Views: 7600

Re: Oil Fields Attack

Hell of a thing to be helping KSA with their little war while another 9/11 anniversary comes and goes and another DOJ places Riyadh’s needs above 9/11 families, no? The mind boggles at the ‘patriotism’ in DC. I guess people aren't thinking very well: 10 drones are damn easy to import into the USA l...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netanyahu projected to lose election
Replies: 21
Views: 2007

Re: Netanyahu projected to lose election

Ol Bibi. Time to throw in the towel.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 67
Views: 5484

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

The price to visit the 102nd floor observation deck of the Empire State Building right before it closed for renovations in January 2019 was about $57. Back in 1996, the $4 admission fee covered both observation decks and there was no extra fee to visit the 102nd floor. I always wanted to go to the ...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mugabe dead at 95
Replies: 31
Views: 2997

Re: Robert Mugabe dead at 95

RIP. He appears to be a mini-Mobutu with the amounts he expropriated from his country.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready
Replies: 284
Views: 44930

Re: Reuters: Tim Clark: won't take new planes unless engines are truly ready

Are there problems with the RR T1000-TENs or was it just the original packages?

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by Pellegrine
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prince Harry's Private Jet
Replies: 23
Views: 3926

Re: Prince Harry's Private Jet

So what if they're 1000 business jets plying the skies, to save what 100 A320/738 size aircraft? They aren't saving a few hundred A320's. The airlines aren't cancelling flights just because one VIP took a business jet. Those thousands of business jets are in addition to existing flights. I'm saying...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prince Harry's Private Jet
Replies: 23
Views: 3926

Re: Prince Harry's Private Jet

I don't see the irony in someone talking about environmentalism and flying private. People have schedules to keep, security concerns, and issues of comfort. Besides all air travelers aren't flying private. So what if they're 1000 business jets plying the skies, to save what 100 A320/738 size aircraf...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8098

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

WoW v2.0

Rapid growth without major financial backing (in the billions)...I know what this recipe smells like cooking.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing
Replies: 62
Views: 12898

Re: Spirit Airlines looking at larger aircraft from Boeing

A321 is "the future"? What does that even mean? Future of what? Boneyards. No doubt Airbus will continue to make money on it short-mid term, but the A321 is not the "future" of the middle-market share in any form, absent their own clean-sheet. Nonsense. Airlines won’t be ditchin...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 17925

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

My take is that the rules are too lax for delays/cancellations for the airlines. Load factors are so high that cancellations can mean multi-day delays. This leads to the behavior of delaying a flight practically in perpetuity... if you were on an afternoon flight and its delayed to the next day, as...

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by Pellegrine
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 28896

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

as it stands right now UA has no plans to base any 787s at ORD. This is going to have to change eventually, and this situation magnifies why. There are a fair amount of UA international routes out of ORD that scream for the 787, but they refuse to put them there for some reason. Internationally spe...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254539

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

would GUESS minimum of 10 for SYD/MEL - LHR/JFK given slot times at LHR & maintance requirements. And probably 10 options for Asia, Africa & South America. Gemuser It may even initially just be single digit to start with, taking a conservative approach with options that could be exercised. ...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 17925

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

Do you actually think most passengers check a flight's on-time performance? It depends if they personally booked their flight and how they did it. Many booking engines (except airline websites) that list flights will include small print noting frequently delayed flights. It's not hard information t...

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by Pellegrine
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces SRQ (regular service)
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Re: Sun Country announces SRQ (regular service)

Anecdotal but, I saw a lot of MN license plates (and Canadian) last time I was in SRQ.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL angers pax at JFK
Replies: 112
Views: 17925

Re: DL angers pax at JFK

I have limited sympathy for passengers who booked this flight. Looking at DL 975, it was 1 1/2 hours late Sunday, 3 1/2 hours late Monday, 18 hours late Wednesday, and 7 1/2 hours late (and counting) today. In a case like this, past results are a pretty good indicator of future performance. Do you ...

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by Pellegrine
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 90
Views: 7163

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

I've somewhat moved to cash a couple weeks ago, waiting to see what's going on here and for new opportunities on the precious metals side.

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by Pellegrine
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13
Replies: 61
Views: 9145

Re: SRQ new service announcement Aug 13

As long as AA keeps the DCA flight on an ERJ with F I'm gucci.

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by Pellegrine
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12293

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

EstherLouise wrote:
If I had to be an FA on a CRJ2, I'd be drunk, too. With the passengers always complaining: "The windows are too low." "My butt is numb." "My neck hurts."


Hahahha :bigthumbsup:

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by Pellegrine
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12293

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

In the medical field nurses and doctors are offered the chance to go to rehab if they're drunk on the job or stealing medication. I think people shouldn't be so quick to cancel people. Also, if she's a true alcoholic she likely has a high tolerance. Therefore people might not have noticed her drunke...

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by Pellegrine
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 18156

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

What kind of nonsense is this. The actual, legitimate mental health issue It is clear so far that the Dayton (or was it Toledo?) shooter was not on some politically-drive rampage; the fact that he killed his sister - and tried to kill her boyfriend - seems to make this more of a personal vendetta t...

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by Pellegrine
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 18156

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

VTKillarney wrote:
If it’s true that this leftist terrorist was an acolyte of AOC, Warren and Antifa,
1) Warren and AOC should step down.
2) Antifa should be declared a domestic terrorist organization.

Only then can we truly start healing.


What kind of nonsense is this.

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by Pellegrine
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 18156

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

The Senate should not rush to judgment. Just the opposite. They should get the facts first. And how interesting that you neglected to mention the House, which by your definition is also “absent at the wheel.” Your President has tweeted numerous times, which is in keeping with modern times. There is...

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by Pellegrine
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 18156

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

We are here in these times and these days and our president cannot even speak to the nation. What a coward he is. He really shows his colors. The Senate needs to be reconvened. When people need leadership this president and this Senate are absent at the wheel.

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by Pellegrine
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 29778

Re: Delta A220 route additions

reltney wrote:
Soon there will be Canabus everywhere!


That's a good one. Canabus.

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by Pellegrine
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19282

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

I don't even see how the US3 and ME3 overlap in the majority of cases. The US3 has chosen to ignore the Middle East with the exception of UA, but still. I heard the meeting involved a lot of shouting and nonsense. Typical.

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by Pellegrine
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 6621

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

AAlaxfan wrote:
Can't wait to see the person in the window seat climb over everyone to go the bathroom! :crowded:


Right?! It looks like hell.

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by Pellegrine
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 12159

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

This makes a lot of sense when you think of all the ULCC seats available on the city pair. United has been managing themselves pretty intelligently this past 18 months and their financials reflect this. I’m glad that they’ve seemed to have turned the corner and doing well. It does make sense. They'...

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by Pellegrine
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Famous Architects Who Passed Away in 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Famous Architects Who Passed Away in 2019

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Pellegrine wrote:
Wow I thought IM Pei was long gone. Zahara Hadid's death surprised me. I especially liked her collaboration with Bulgari.

Zaha Hadid was only 65 years old.


Yeah.

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by Pellegrine
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Famous Architects Who Passed Away in 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Famous Architects Who Passed Away in 2019

Wow I thought IM Pei was long gone. Zaha Hadid's death surprised me. I especially liked her collaboration with Bulgari.

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by Pellegrine
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 60542

Re: SAA Leasing A350

The A359 is going on JFK, it should be a A35K IMO. And what are you basing that opinion on? The A35K will be limited to between 285t and 290t TOW due to JNB's altitude. That's a 30t reduction in TOW from MTOW. And that's a best case scenario. So no, I don't think JNB-JFK should be a A35K. Capacity....

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by Pellegrine
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 5723

Re: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)

Some businesses realize not everyone wants to go through the volatile Middle East in the middle of the night with the recent Iran tensions. Please. I haven't heard of one single business traveler who's afraid to overfly Iran on a ME3 carrier. I'll agree with the poster who said the way to combat th...

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