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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 240
Views: 39335

Re: French routes news thread

Sadly, it seems as if the rumored China Southern route from PVG-NCE was just a rumor. I still live in hope for a direct connection to Eastern Asia. I wonder which airline would be the most likely to go ahead with such a route? Maybe Air China? GreatDaneAirlines intends to fly from Aalborg to Nice fr...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 62
Views: 15879

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

HKG is slot constrained, SIN isn't, which justifies CX having slightly higher capacity aircraft than SQ.

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested
Replies: 79
Views: 4293

Re: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested

I did read it, the undertones are not that he is a felon. This has no place in our state: we cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum," the ACLU wrote. I am also curious as to what he was convicted for? You can't understand why we don;t want armed peo...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8172

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

The best thing we can do for higher education in the United States is to eliminate the involvement of government. I'd suggest the best thing you could do was follow the example of Scandinavia, and make all education - up to and including university - free of charge for native students. The only bar...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8172

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

I disagree, but I like her ideas with regards to addressing the cost of education. IMO part of being an accredited university/college/training institution should be a legal obligation to reduced the real tuition costs by 3% PA. If accreditation is on the line, they will find a way. Then you make it ...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Pete Past Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1795

Re: Mayor Pete Past Problems

I can't stand him. People like him because he's a minority and because he's doing a good job at not being concrete on policy proposals. He's good at walking the line with regards to being everything to everyone without any policy has can be held to. He's nothing more than this month's "anyone b...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sri Lanka Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 4487

Re: Sri Lanka Terrorism

Regarding people moaning about not enough Muslims apologizing for this (seriously, are all Muslims expected to apologies for it?), here is the guy who is actually related to the Prophet Muhammad condemning the attacks: His Majesty King Abdullah II, in a cable to President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Si...

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vox: The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice
Replies: 17
Views: 5552

Re: Vox still doesn’t have a clue about what it’s on about

This was discussed in the Boeing 737MAX grounding thread. All the points of people objecting to the video were thoroughly debunked. Unfortunately any video makes Boeing look bad is highly objectionable to some of our members here.

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9288

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

A-Net obsession with the story is NOT shared by the general population. Forgive me if I don't share the everything-will-be-rosy view with the guy who spent 40 pages of the MAX crash/grounding threads insisting that it was all the crew's fault. :roll: Hmmm, not sure about that. This thread seems to ...

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9288

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

Oh I don't know, the 350 dead bodies that Boeing's incompetence has resulted in? People can wish this will go away quickly, but the reality is that investigations into the FAA, the MAX's certification, Boeing's engineering of MCAS as well as the crashes themselves are going to drag on for years. Yo...

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9288

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

People are not going to forget this so easily. This represents everything horrible about the state of our country. Profit over safety, Corporate greed , and Boeing now twice in the past year has been shown to be in bed with high levels of government. People who are unaware will be on the max and li...

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by zkojq
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5447

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

I think it's simply upcycling whereby the larger cities get larger aircraft named after them, but when fleets get introduced and retired things get complicated as names get shuffled around. Hamburg had a short gap between the retirement of D-ABTD (747-4M) in April 2013 and the delivery of D-AIML (A3...

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1448
Views: 82863

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

Nancy Pelosi Warns 'No Chance Whatsoever' Of US-UK Trade Deal If Brexit Harms Good Friday Agreement: Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has warned the UK that if Brexit causes “any harm” to the Good Friday Agreement then it can forget about signing any free trade deal with...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1448
Views: 82863

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

Burried in the Friday news, so as to make the minimal impact possible: Vote Leave drops appeal against referendum spending fine Vote Leave has dropped its appeal against a £61,000 fine for breaking electoral law over spending limits, the Electoral Commission has said. The official pro-Brexit campaig...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1448
Views: 82863

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noK4OJOjmVk
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noviorbis77 wrote:
It was clear that leaving meant leaving customs union, the end of free movement and the end of the common market.


Andrea Leadsom saying that the UK will have the same access to the Common Market, tariff free:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noK4OJOjmVk

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1448
Views: 82863

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

noviorbis77 wrote:
How can any of them worked for a manifesto they do not accept.


Because their job is to represent their constituencies, not a particular side of the referendum.

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 12918

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Source: https://airwaysmag.com/industry/embraer-gives-update-on-the-e-jet-program/ Excerpt: "One development within this is the commonality between the E1 and the E2. It only takes 2.5 days for an E1 validated pilot to transition onto the E2, which will save costs in pilot training." Than...

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by zkojq
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 12918

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Seing as this issue has become relevant thanks to the 737MAX: Does the Embraer E2 require simulator training for crew qualified on the EJet Classic? Or is it just half an hour on the iPad or similar?

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2416

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Per seat-mile it has been reduced, sure, but the sheer numbers of seat miles flown has been increased much much more. Of course aviation found a special place in Paris, together with international shipping, it is exempt from the Paris agreement. So the question is, how are we going to save our fiel...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2416

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

CORSIA is great - fantastic to see the aviation industry offsetting emissions. Airplanes aren't going away and people aren't going to stop travelling, so carbon neutral growth is the way forwards. I’ve read that the travel industry creates 4% of the world’s CO2 but 10% of be world’s gdp. Sounds pret...

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by zkojq
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Europe new callsign
Replies: 28
Views: 7714

Re: easyJet Europe new callsign

And their new IATA code is EC. Funny enough. EC was previously used by British Airways’ French subsidiary openskies. Now the company has rebranded into LEVEL France, EC was changed to LV Didn't know that. It must have been nice for the crews, going from premium full service airline to a low cost, w...

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 10763

Re: Jet2 757 Fleet Replacement

I'm kindof surprised that they didn't take some of the ex Air Berlin A321SLs. For those who find the numbers game interesting, an engine shop visit with a full new set of LLPs costs $5.5m for the cfm56-5b (A321). The RB211-535 which is the lowest maintenance option on the 757 would cost over $9m for...

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by zkojq
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710499

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If these planes are ever allowed to fly again should they have some kind of warning message branded on the outside of them that they could seriously endanger your life so the general public can be warned before we get on them? I would like those warnings myself I don't want to rely on 90 per cent o...

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710499

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Will people come up with bullshit tests for systems unaffected? Or will they all work to re-certify based on what is known? Considering that Boeing lied to the FAA about the maximum deflection that MCAS can move the horizontal stabilizer, I don't see why the rest of the plane shouldn't be retested....

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by zkojq
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN flightnumber, EW flight, OK aircraft...
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Re: SN flightnumber, EW flight, OK aircraft...

OK is operating a few services between Stuttgart and Nice for Eurowings over the next months.

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107655

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

noviorbis77 wrote:
My taxes going towards nations other than my own

So the UK govt is stopping foreign aid?

noviorbis77 wrote:
The UK to decide their own laws.

What laws has the EU prevented the UK from implementing?

noviorbis77 wrote:
The end of the European Courts of Justice

Which ECJ rulings are you opposed to?

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by zkojq
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BREXIT: Norwegian banned from UK-USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 6295

Re: BREXIT: Norwegian banned from UK-USA?

Norwegian is actually comprised of seven different airlines, each with a local AOC Norwegian Air Argentina Norwegian Air International Norwegian Air Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle Norwegian Air Sweden Norwegian Air UK Norwegian Long Haul Can anyone explain to me how Norwegian Air Norway fits into eve...

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by zkojq
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN actually care about the 797?
Replies: 36
Views: 5091

Re: Does WN actually care about the 797?

If you believe the regular a.net cheerleaders United, Southwest, Delta, Singapore, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Qantas, one or both of the Japanese carriers, Icelandair, Alaska, TAP and half a dozen other carriers are all fighting each other fiercely for the honour of being the launch customer for this a...

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by zkojq
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38096

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

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What happened to transparency?

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by zkojq
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107655

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

Some more wise words from Nicola Sturgeon. "Theresa May must be the only leader in living memory who has tried to fall on her own sword and has managed to miss" – @NicolaSturgeon at #FMQs https://twitter.com/mabonelis/status/1111244661341986817 https://i.redd.it/4v9t8ug2q3p21.jpg https://i...

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by zkojq
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN actually care about the 797?
Replies: 36
Views: 5091

Re: Does WN actually care about the 797?

If you believe the regular a.net cheerleaders United, Southwest, Delta, Singapore, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Qantas, one or both of the Japanese carriers, Icelandair, Alaska, TAP and half a dozen other carriers are all fighting each other fiercely for the honour of being the launch customer for this as...

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by zkojq
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 94
Views: 10227

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

Maybe rename it the 737-8Leap or something? Or would that have too many connotations of falling?

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31221

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Or perhaps hoping flags of convenience and terrible staff T&Cs get consigned to the dustbin. It's not a safe old world order to want employees to have a contract in the country from which they operate, which pays a reasonable wage and isn't one big tax dodge. No problem if they decide to start ...

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4440

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

MaverickM11 wrote:
deficit pigeons

:lol: Beautiful. I'm going to use that term more frequently.

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3207

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

I always thought that it was a bad idea to do cruises in cold, stormy parts of the world like Norway or Greenland, especially with such non-specialized cruise vessels. This just strengthens my point. Ordinary passenger carrying cruise ships don't belong in waters where they can't reliably evacuate....

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by zkojq
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories
Replies: 22
Views: 1123

Re: The DVD (Deutscher Verteidigungsdiens) and other amazing theories

Can someone please clarify what one earth people are talking about here? 10 replies in and I don't have a clue what's going on.

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107655

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

With the sharks circling closer and closer to Theresa May, who would be most likely to become the next Prime Minister? Gove, Leadsom, JRM, David Davis, BoJo, Dominic Raab or Ian Duncan Smith? Not a very promising bunch, unfortunately. I wonder who of those would do the worst damage to the country? I...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107655

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

Just when you thought Corbyn couldn't be more useless. :banghead: LABOUR BREXIT LATEST: Jeremy Corbyn's spokesman explains that the party only supports a referendum on a "damaging Tory Brexit". If Labour takes power, he says, it will negotiate a better Brexit, which won't need a referendum...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4440

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

Maybe this isn't such a bad thing. The skyrocketing deficit helps to remind everyone that trickle down economics is a myth. Now that we know that budget deficits don't actually matter to the Right. We know that all the loudmouth "fiscal conservatives", "Budget Hawks" and "Sm...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Takes Aim At Inconsistent Pilot Training Quality
Replies: 54
Views: 7545

Re: Airbus Takes Aim At Inconsistent Pilot Training Quality

I think an "Airbus Academy" would be a very good thing. They'd have a lot more control of training and be able to more easily identify the source of bad flying habits/practices and address them. Good discipline instilled in a student by a decent flight school will be invaluable if the airl...

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by zkojq
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11267

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight

In maintainance, having one type of failure is considered better than unconnected failures in the same equipment. Normally this happens in old worn out equipment where different parts give out. The reliability of max is now under serious question. Then both the 787 and A32N reliabilities are under ...

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by zkojq
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15696

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

What has Icelandair been doing to mitigate 737-8MAX groundings? Wet leased aircraft? Cancelled services? More intensive use of the 757s?

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by zkojq
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?
Replies: 13
Views: 2035

Re: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is...........

Not domestic, but I very nearly booked Nice to Malaga via Copenhagen a few weeks ago with SAS. It was a bloody good fare too! Unfortunately I don't have time for the Malaga trip now, but I absolutely would have flown that.

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by zkojq
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay purchasing HK Express
Replies: 89
Views: 10967

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

Probably just a management tactic to get around the training ban, right?

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by zkojq
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107655

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

James O Brien makes a fact check video of Dominic Raab, making it clear just how much of what he spouts is nonsense. Raab responds by blocking him. https://www.indy100.com/article/brexit-james-o-brien-fact-check-video-dominic-raab-8837566 I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the Euro...

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by zkojq
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38096

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

What we know so far is Barr’s summary. Not the Mueller report. Barr covered up the Iran Contra for Reagan. He's not to be trusted.

I do trust Mueller though. He is an honourable man, who has dedicated his life to justice and I will accept his report.

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by zkojq
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34159

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

No doubt, but those are two different planes (A339/B77X) for vastly different missions. If airlines went 3-3-3 (fantasy) on the 777 your choice may be different. Nope, been there and done that. Most of my longhaul flights are with missus and we like the 2 seating in Y. So we love the “oldies” A330/...

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by zkojq
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MV Viking Sky in Trouble
Replies: 37
Views: 3207

Re: MV Viking Sky in Trouble

I always thought that it was a bad idea to do cruises in cold, stormy parts of the world like Norway or Greenland, especially with such non-specialized cruise vessels. This just strengthens my point. Ordinary passenger carrying cruise ships don't belong in waters where they can't reliably evacuate....

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by zkojq
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38096

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

No tweets in the 24 hours following the Mueller Report being delivered? He managed 52 tweets in 34 hours the previous weekend. :scratchchin: https://imgur.com/hoAAtIC.jpg I don't get the hysteria. Noone he has read the Mueller Report, yet somehow we already know that completely clears Trump of all a...

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