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by BestWestern
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I see unelected politicians have started the deselection process of Dominic Grieve. 400 odd tories in Beaconsfield are about to deselect perhaps the most intelligent MP in the UK.

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by BestWestern
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

May now wants to have a fourth vote on the same thing, and is now threatening a general election. That’s really going to help things. A two year delay so the Tories can elect another silver spooned Eton clone, vs a man who hasn’t managed to demonstrate that the opposition are any better than perhaps...

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by BestWestern
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Remind me who asked for an extension? We cannot wait for the brits to piss off. What do you thinks going to happen when you keep appeasing her, it’s for this reason you can see that voting until you get the result you want is anything but democratic, she’s going after MV 4 now :banghead: The EU wou...

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by BestWestern
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

A101 wrote:
BestWestern wrote:

Take your no deal and leave on WTO. Be gone.


Happy to, its the EU stopping us with these extensions, that should have been happening in 20min :coffee:


Remind me who asked for an extension? We cannot wait for the brits to piss off.

How’s that new 50p looking like.

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by BestWestern
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Define "bad deal". The CU option was only 8 votes short on a majority with DUP abstaining. If the DUP suddenly decides to agree to the CU model (which would also mean almost no border), then we would have a majority of 2 for the CU model. Is that a "bad deal"? Apparently not for...

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by BestWestern
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Today was Brexit day.

The British government still has no idea what they plan to do.

The emperor has no clothes.

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by BestWestern
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 975
Views: 157719

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

To think of all the bullshit from the CEO last year about opening a second hub in Dublin.

KEF is too small a city for two hub airlines.

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by BestWestern
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 975
Views: 157719

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

With the backers now no longer backing the company, I expect airports to impound aircraft until owed charges are paid. Building a profitable hub airline in a tiny city is difficult. Attempting to have two hub airlines is suicide. With the exception of Air Europa (and potentially Virgin, and to some ...

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by BestWestern
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Meanwhile in the comments section of the daily mail article on Brexit idiots slowing down on the motorway, people love the suggestions that the army should take over parliament.

Seriously, UK is going to have a few months of pain.

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by BestWestern
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

For decades the UK government has blamed the EU parliament.

Now the government has blamed the UK parliament.

The emperor has no clothes.

Be gone UK. You deserve what you voted for.

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by BestWestern
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5673

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

I’m more than happy for the US to close all European bases. Their Arab spring strategy in the Mediterranean was a disaster. Whose strategy was that? BHO and HRC. Yes, Obama’s Arab strategy was a disaster. Libya - disaster, much less stable now Egypt - disaster, less stable now Syria - disaster, muc...

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by BestWestern
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5673

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

I’m more than happy for the US to close all European bases. Their Arab spring strategy in the Mediterranean was a disaster.

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by BestWestern
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

It’s the bubble that is present in the House of Parliament - Eton boys (or
Spouses of Eton boys), educated in Oxford or Cambridge. Very Jolly Ho.

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by BestWestern
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Let the UK commit economic suicide and leave the EU in a hard Brexit. I for one am sick and tired of the charades going on in London that has brought the whole of Europe to a halt for two years. The EU has better things to be doing than trying to keep two dozen silver spoon inbreds in a job. The EU...

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by BestWestern
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5673

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

The US is in such debt as it allows the corrupt lobbying system to buy off politicians that vote for tax cuts and pork barrel spending on worthless projects. Lobbying has protected poorly run industries and duties further protect them. The best example of lobbying for me is US Chicken - standards ar...

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by BestWestern
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108855

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I see that that massive Brexit march from Sunderland was a huge success. About 100 turned up. Farage buggered off back to London rather than March as he said he would do. Let the UK commit economic suicide and leave the EU in a hard Brexit. I for one am sick and tired of the charades going on in Lon...

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by BestWestern
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11691

Re: Politics and the 737Max

On AP news “Boeing also makes its presence felt through campaign contributions made by a political action committee and individual employees to lawmakers from both political parties. Boeing-affiliated groups and employees have donated close to $8.4 million since 2016, according to the political-mone...

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by BestWestern
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?
Replies: 21
Views: 3423

Re: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?

The days Of Virgin excellence are over.

Do people choose VS for seat or for price?

Would they be better off following the Eurowings mid cost model, with a flat bed and three star service?

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by BestWestern
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?
Replies: 21
Views: 3423

Re: Virgin Atlantic- Is a new Upper Class design in the works?

The DL seat is fantastic- just implement that.

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by BestWestern
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz is back! Ryanair Sun to rebrand.
Replies: 46
Views: 7186

Re: Buzz is back! Ryanair Sun to rebrand.

For those unaware, buzz was created by KLMuk as the response to BA’s LCC go. Buzz was a failure from day one, and was very quickly bought by Ryanair, who ditched the original Bae146’s. Prior to being offloaded to Ryanair, With the 146’s not viable, Buzz brought in Channel Express to operate 737 clas...

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by BestWestern
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1212

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

Infoempresa will give the full details and directors of the company. It’s a pay service. M

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by BestWestern
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11691

Re: Politics and the 737Max

“Boeing’s influence in Washington is vast. The company employs two dozen in-house lobbyists and nearly 20 lobbying firms, and it spent over $15 million on Washington lobbying last year, according to disclosure filings — more than any other U.S. company except for Google and AT&T” Lobbying in the...

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by BestWestern
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11691

Re: Politics and the 737Max

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/ ... ss-1264079

So, perhaps the politics is the other way around.
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And it seems that Boeing is doing extensive lobbying in a Washington

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/ ... ss-1264079

So, perhaps the politics is the other way around.

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by BestWestern
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11691

Re: Politics and the 737Max

I flew on that exact airframe from Nairobi to Addis in January. The 737 max should be grounded until they rule out the problem. What is it with Boeing making faulty aircraft the 787 and 737max are their latest editions and both have had in service issues. The FAA has had reputational issues since th...

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by BestWestern
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forgets BABY at Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Re: Passenger Forgets BABY at Airport

Sometimes I wished I could have left my kids at an airport! . Hey, the UK's Prime Minister left his kid at a pub once. It was a classic "I thought you had her!" "No, I thought you had her!" situation. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18391663 If only they had left her in the pub!

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by BestWestern
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forgets BABY at Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Re: Passenger Fogets BABY at Airport

But how? This is a true face palm moment. As a father of twin boys, I could imagine how you could forget children. The commotion and constant noise means that you lose concentration so easily. :checkmark: I have seen new parents so sleep deprived that they couldn´t string three words together in a ...

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by BestWestern
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forgets BABY at Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

Re: Passenger Fogets BABY at Airport

aemoreira1981 wrote:
But how? This is a true face palm moment.



As a father of twin boys, I could imagine how you could forget children.

The commotion and constant noise means that you lose concentration so easily.

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by BestWestern
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christians and Gluttony
Replies: 43
Views: 2385

Re: Christians and Gluttony

I joined this website in the last Century, and my religious beliefs have changed since then. The hypocritical actions of my church (catholic) and others (baptist) alongside those who use religion for their own personal political benefit (GOP, Northern Ireland Unionist, Israel, India) really gets to ...

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by BestWestern
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will you wear green this St. Patrick's Day?
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Will you wear green this St. Patrick's Day?

NoTime wrote:
Yep - most likely a green top hat and scarf as my friends and I make our way through a pub crawl.


And expect to be laughed at by the Chinese nationals... green hats on men have a different meaning there!

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by BestWestern
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christians and Gluttony
Replies: 43
Views: 2385

Re: Christians and Gluttony

Sex, Guns and belief in Trump being a good man are bigger red flags in the world of Christianity than obesity, something they do to them selves.

Abuse, murder and corruption are things they do to others.

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by BestWestern
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings to open subsidiary in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 2506

Re: Smartwings to open subsidiary in Germany

Correndon has a niche with turkey and brand presence in that market.

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by BestWestern
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will you wear green this St. Patrick's Day?
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Will you wear green this St. Patrick's Day?

St Patrick’s day isn’t a retail event - it’s a national holiday.

I won’t wearing green.

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by BestWestern
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings to open subsidiary in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 2506

Re: Smartwings to open subsidiary in Germany

A380MSN004 wrote:
Who are the shareolders of smartwings?


A Chinese petro chemical company.

The German LCC market is a bloodbath at the moment - too much capacity has driven the yields down dramatically.

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by BestWestern
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21096

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

The old saying about flying

99.99%boredom
.01% sheer terror

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by BestWestern
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20332

Re: Irish 2/19

Call for air service to Inishbofin from Inverin via Cleggan. http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/F01D5EAC-A973-4F1C-8CD8-CBFF49C244B9_zpsjyriirre.jpg A Galway West TD is calling for the introduction of an air service connecting Na Minna airport to Inishbofin via Cleggan. The ai...

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by BestWestern
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"
Replies: 45
Views: 8374

Re: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"

it was actually Swissair that came up with that name. Convair gave up on the names, after the 880 was born as the "Skylark;" which didn't last, when they came up with the advance and slightly larger 990 it was never other than CV990, until Swissair decided otherwise :-) FWIW I don't recal...

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by BestWestern
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20332

Re: Irish 2/19

Shannon Airport to prepare European hub connectivity plan for government http://clareherald.com/2019/02/shannon-airport-to-prepare-european-hub-connectivity-plan-72313/ Here we go again with the Beal Bocht. The airport blamed Dublin for not growing and was made independent, with huge subsidies and ...

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by BestWestern
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"
Replies: 45
Views: 8374

Re: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"

The Avro146 was also named the wisperjet.

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by BestWestern
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3012

Re: Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes

Kerela is a tourist destination.

I am assuming these are outbound tourist routes to India?

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by BestWestern
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20332

Re: Irish 2/19

ASL airlines was sold for $200m +. Good to see one company going from strength to strength.

135 aircraft. €1bn turnover and profitable.

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by BestWestern
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nobel peace price for Trump
Replies: 53
Views: 3408

Re: Nobel peace price for Trump

The typo in the thread title says everything we need to know.

Asking Japan to nominate a Nobel over Korean peace really is a slap for the peninsula.

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by BestWestern
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 149
Views: 24184

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

The Flybmi press release is clear - Brexit has resulted in them not being able to guarantee to shareholders and partners the ability to operate non UK ‘domestic’ and Intra E.U. flights when the UK finally leaves. An unintended consequence of leaving. As a proud former Flybmi * Gold, Im really sad to...

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by BestWestern
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12651

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Let the ever more conservative SCOTUS have the final say, re "What will the Democrats do when/if they get in power again?????" Much ado about nothing. What's to do, is, to keep a Vigilant Watch for how the Liberal/Progressives will always try to go around the Law as written if they can't ...

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by BestWestern
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southern Baptists, "Catholic Church, hold my beer"
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: Southern Baptists, "Catholic Church, hold my beer"

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

The crime is one thing, preaching the opposite is something else... but the cover-up from higher up the prayer chain is equally as heinous.

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by BestWestern
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"

Opus Dei is another Catholic cultish offshoot. Most full time members aren’t priests, but live a celibate lifestyle, whip themselves and wear barbed wire on their thighs. Cultish, oh yeah. They like money too. Lots of it. Power is important - involved in government in Ireland, Spain and the UK over...

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by BestWestern
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included "sexual slavery"

The catalyst of the collapse of the Catholic Church in Ireland was a bishop who had a child, yet preached the opposite. Religious preachers are like politicians- the medicine they propose for others is not for them. No wonder the Catholic Church has lost all respect. The current pope is the only hop...

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by BestWestern
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Isavia forecast less passengers at KEF during 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3131

Re: Isavia forecast less passengers at KEF during 2019

And this answers why the airport didn’t build a giant temple to the follies or Ultra low cost long haul.

Let’s see where the year really ends up.

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by BestWestern
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction halted at AUH new terminal?
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Construction halted at AUH new terminal?

I have heard from an extremely reliable and connected source that construction has halted at Abu Dhabi’s new mid field terminal. The entire project is mothballed and all that is happening is the the building is being weather proofed to ensure no deterioration of what was constructed so far. Can anyo...

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by BestWestern
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 106
Views: 22820

Re: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX

The ET inflight experience is fantastic - but is seriously let down by the beyond antiquated ADD airport terminal infrastructure. The fleet is really modern, staff are friendly and inflight service far better than expected. My last two flights with them were on a brand new A350 (early December) and ...

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