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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Well good for you if you believe that trading on no deal wont have too much of a detrimental effect on the EU overall, but it will have an effect on individual nations some are more exposed than others Sure, including my country. But we all have to regonize the fact that GB is the one getting hit t...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

So whom will USA call after the next election in February 2021 when it calls Europe? Will it be London or Brussels? I think this is a very important question to ask. As before, it will be Berlin, Paris and then maybe Brussels (of course not under Trump). London will just be told what to do. No! Tha...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

But without a trade deal and operating under WTO rules products will obviously meet EU national standards for the product themselves, but the exception is that the US do not need to comply with EU employment environmental or state aid rules etc EU/US trade on rules governed by WTO and the US has in...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Ok I will play along, what is the incredible strength of the UK everyone seem to miss but you are the one that can see it. So enlighten us with your incredible inside....................... Did I say we had incredible strength……..nope; A trade agreement is between two independent sovereign equal na...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Trade agreements means opening markets to other nations and here everyone starts as equal regardless of own perceived mass and size of market, essentially trade agreements are just another form of bartering in one’s own strengths and weakness Nope, they do not star as equals, or you mean that weakn...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

We will count our eggs at the end of the end of the war with the City and UK financial services. Wow must be true what Cameron said :stirthepot: 'Brexit' could trigger World War Three, warns David Cameron https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brexit-could-trigger-world-war-7928607 A war means that ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Trade agreements means opening markets to other nations and here everyone starts as equal regardless of own perceived mass and size of market, essentially trade agreements are just another form of bartering in one’s own strengths and weakness Nope, they do not star as equals, or you mean that weakn...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axes LCY-JFK A318 premium service
Replies: 84
Views: 17104

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Ronaldo747 wrote:
The death of "Speedbird 1/2" again ...


too bad, not unexpected though.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Belarus
Replies: 26
Views: 1581

Re: Unrest in Belarus

Could become Ukraine again with part of the country being occupied by Russia and Russian separatist movements in the eastern part of the country. Hopefully not for Belarussians. Interesting that is the argument of the Lukashenko regime. Strangely enough Lukashenko regime and the Putin regime aren't...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

No one has asked you to compromise the integrity of the SM. All the UK has done is ask for things in the FTA in it’s interests. If the UK were to get quota free access to the EU it would be the same in return for the EU. If there are quotas in place for the UK that also would have to be reciprocate...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Belarus
Replies: 26
Views: 1581

Unrest in Belarus

Police in Belarus have detained demonstrators and journalists at a gathering of hundreds of people protesting President Alexander Lukashenko's re-election campaign. Mr Lukashenko, who has ruled the country since 1994, is seeking a sixth term in office in August. Opposition candidates gathered suppo...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

No one has asked you to compromise the integrity of the SM. All the UK has done is ask for things in the FTA in it’s interests. If the UK were to get quota free access to the EU it would be the same in return for the EU. If there are quotas in place for the UK that also would have to be reciprocate...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honk Kong Postpones Elections for One Year
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Honk Kong Postpones Elections for One Year

jordanh wrote:
Hong Kong has done what Trump couldn't do: Carrie Lam has delayed the legislative elections for one year.


benefits of being an autocracy. Does it really matter those elections, Bejing has taken control over Hong Kong's destiny anyway.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Also, they won't or even can't give the UK any better terms than they gave to the EU, so what the UK has just thrown away is the maximum ceiling to be achieved anyway. Yeah, I forgot about that nasty little article in every trade deal the EU has: you give us the best deal, or no deal. So yeah, besi...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

So if you take the current UK GDP of 2.21 Trillion as base and lose the growth the treasury predicts we could lose you are looking at somewhere between £108,290,000,000 (4.9%) £148,070,000,000 (6.7%) growith or more if and when the GDP increases? Could you attribute it to the correct person, please...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

No actually; I support the previous Government position of no deal is better than a bad deal. Great statement, guess what, nobody is in favor of a bad deal. So it is a truism and says nothing about anything. So it all boils down to your own perception of a "bad" deal. Unless you subscribe...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?
Replies: 31
Views: 10444

Re: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?

PS quite amazing to realize that. (with. the exception of the 737MAX of course (currently 423 waiting to be delivered) there are around 200 a/c to be delivered while on. January first there were only 28 a/c.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?
Replies: 31
Views: 10444

Re: How many aircraft waiting for delivery at Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer?

So per Juli 27th: Airbus, total: 166 Breakdown: A220 11 A320 112 A330 14 A350 25 A380 4 Boeing, total: 462 Break down: 737 423 747-8F 2 767 1 777 5 787 31 Link Interesting that two B747F remain undelivered, I thought there was a shortage of cargo a/c. Quite a sizeable fleet of perfectly flyable a/c ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Hogan mentions that there may be an alternative should the UK not wanting to abide by EU state aid rules....it would just exempt EU companies from the legislation when compateing with an UK company. Strange, but ok. The UK can do whatever they want in their country. The other way around, no joy of ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

No actually; I support the previous Government position of no deal is better than a bad deal. Great statement, guess what, nobody is in favor of a bad deal. So it is a truism and says nothing about anything. So it all boils down to your own perception of a "bad" deal. Unless you subscribe...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Hogan mentions that there may be an alternative should the UK not wanting to abide by EU state aid rules....it would just exempt EU companies from the legislation when compateing with an UK company. Strange, but ok. The UK can do whatever they want in their country. The other way around, no joy of ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Apparently Barnier has now set a October 31 deadline to conclude a trade deal. With Macron standing firm on fisheries as the status quo as the reason or no deal. I’m starting to support Macron demand either CFP or no deal :rotfl: Yeah we know, you support a no-deal option. So you actually support n...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3523

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

Pollution in what? Contributing to climate change or local pollution. In terms of climate change, yes, aviation is a large contributor, 2,4% in 2018 of global CO2 emission, for developing countries it is more, and less developed countries, less. But that is one side of things, the absolute and relat...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Bank of America analyse suggests: the UK heading for an 'emerging economy' status

I guess it can be dismissed as more project "fear", couldn't it?

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

This is interesting, trying to get my head around the implications of it. If it’s correct. https://amp.economist.com/europe/2020/07/23/why-the-eu-is-becoming-more-like-a-chekhov-play The above is behind a paywall but found it here https://oltnews.com/why-the-eu-is-more-like-a-chekhov-play-2 What is...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

This is interesting, trying to get my head around the implications of it. If it’s correct. https://amp.economist.com/europe/2020/07/23/why-the-eu-is-becoming-more-like-a-chekhov-play The above is behind a paywall but found it here https://oltnews.com/why-the-eu-is-more-like-a-chekhov-play-2 What is...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2817

Re: Tips: for or against?

In general, tips are quite strange, don't you think. Someone should do its job with passion and pleasantly, no need to tip for that, you don't tip the cashier at a supermarket, do you. That said, everyone should earn a decent living wage, that is a given. So that puts me in a "difficult" s...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

UK will be for EU like Ucraine, Russia, Turkey etc, and UK will by then have relationships with USA, Japan etc to compare with. Both sides will have learned to live with the consequences. Ukraine and. Turkey have a comprehensive trade deal with the EU. Not sure what kind of deal Russia has, even if...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

UK will be for EU like Ucraine, Russia, Turkey etc, and UK will by then have relationships with USA, Japan etc to compare with. Both sides will have learned to live with the consequences. Ukraine and. Turkey have a comprehensive trade deal with the EU. Not sure what kind of deal Russia has, even if...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Aesma wrote:
Is the Russian federation a dangerous project? It goes from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok after all...


Or America: from Alaska to Hawaii.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Totally consistent, just your interpretation is wrong Your opinion. Nope don’t hate the EU, just something I’d rather not be apart of. If you are happy being a part of it is all that matters I am. [ They made an estimate on an unknown which can’t be proved right or wrong, and which they admitted. T...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

LOL, right, so 2050 predictions are fine Lol, past present and future the three dimensions of time. When historians look at it in 2050 it’s no longer a estimate, theoretical it is now in the past, they can gauge if it came to be or not 2016 interesting year to take as a basis for this forcast), but...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

But in the meantime, I look forward to see if PWC future predictions come true https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/economy/the-world-in-2050.html Doesn'l look good for the UK unless it somehow repairs its relationship with China... BTW good that the EU has far reaching trade agreements or is in talks ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Oh, that's convenient,so we can't put an exact number on it, so we have to do some research and make an educated projection, you just ignore it. It isn't pure speculation, it isn't a myth, it is researched and you can and must do it. Brexit has an economic effect and it is hugely negative. Ignoring...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The UK has embraced "economic liberalism above all else" since Thatcher, that's true. It has been quite successful at making the EU do the same thing. "Socialism" in the EU with a 1% budget ? Get real. Now, part of that economic liberalism dogma is to always have a large number ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

No myth, lots of evidence that Brexit cost a lot of money, no evidence or a logical train of thought even that it will be economically beneficial. Does that also mean because members within the EU nations lost money due to the down turn in its economy is all the fault of Brexit? What about the rest...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I don't think any hard core Brexiteer will care. As long as they see themselves liberated from the EU and can claim they've taken back control, they're happy. Therefore costs are not relevant for them and they'll always agrue that the benefit ("having control over its own destiny") outwei...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

It seems like there is not much economic benefit in leaving the EU: "Brexit will have soon cost the UK more than all its payments to the EU over the past 47 years put together." Ah that myth again, must be a favourite with the remain crowd No myth, lots of evidence that Brexit cost a lot ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Sorry for that I realize that writing from a spanish beach with a cold beer has some disadvantages LOL; I know that feeling done that once or twice myself But that happened after the win. The main strategy of brexiteers was to loose the election, becoming martyrs and ride on the brittish, read Engl...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

It seems like there is not much economic benefit in leaving the EU: I don't think any hard core Brexiteer will care. As long as they see themselves liberated from the EU and can claim they've taken back control, they're happy. Therefore costs are not relevant for them and they'll always agrue that ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18929

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Makes me wonder what the end game will be. In the end the lies will be caught up with the harsh truth. Project fear is exactly what is happening.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5401

Re: KLM slab on the wrist for discrimination

Dutchy, I suspect this is a serious matter for you - but can you reduce the punishment in the thread title on KLM to a slap on the wrist - methinks a slab on the wrist a bit OTT! :D ` `Yes it is a serious matter, should be for everyone. But as a proud member of the dyslectic pride, I take no offens...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5401

Re: KLM slab on the wrist for discrimination

Classic case of two "Rights" clashing: The Right to Religious Freedom and the Right of Non-Discrimination. KLM has no fault in this. Had they refused to re-seat the man, KLM would have been accused of "antisemitism" or "racism". And when KLM did re-seat the man, KLM wa...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5401

Re: KLM slab on the risk for discrimination

Sit where you are assigned. If the man cannot sit next to a woman and it wasn't voluntarily accommodated, he is the one coming up with new demands and should leave the plane. As a father of daughters, facilitating this discrimination must end. This isn't KLM's fault. This shouldn't be left to crews...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5401

Re: KLM slab on the wrist for discrimination

bennett123 wrote:
Why did he not just book two non adjacent seats.

How did this MP get involved.


His wife was the woman in question, so he was there..... Being an MP was irrelevant in this case.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery

But they are painted before delivery, right? No airline will accept a plane which isn't fully painted and send it to a paint shop themselves.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9759

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

Stupid question, how can the first A330 prototype be MSN12? Or is it the first A330-300? I’m interested in the answer as well. The first A330 produced in general was the A330-300. The -200 was completed a few years later. Remember, the A330 was on the same line as the A340. MSN1-11 are all A343/A34...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9759

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

lightsaber wrote:
I'm surprised at the low utilization. An A330 is certified for 180,000 hours and 60,000 cycles and over 24 years, this plane was just broken in.

Lightsaber


Yes, good catch. I am amazed by the 180.000-hour mark though. Wasn't the 747 certified for 100.000hours?

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330
Replies: 42
Views: 9759

Re: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Retires The World's First A330

Ishrion wrote:
This was the first A330 prototype (MSN 12) which rolled out in October 1992 and had its first flight on November 2, 1992.


Stupid question, how can the first A330 prototype be MSN12? Or is it the first A330-300?

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5401

Re: KLM slab on the risk for discrimination

Sit where you are assigned. If the man cannot sit next to a woman and it wasn't voluntarily accommodated, he is the one coming up with new demands and should leave the plane. As a father of daughters, facilitating this discrimination must end. This isn't KLM's fault. This shouldn't be left to crews...

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