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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]
Replies: 68
Views: 3263

Re: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]

My wife's texts don't make any sense even when they're spelled correctly. Funny that. So based on the OPost Android doesn't offer spellcheck or predictive text? . It does offer both predictable text and autocorrect but you can turn off both and also turn off autocorrect but keep predictable text. Y...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 10112

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

- C-17 with supplies. Since the Dutch don't have a C17 , I guess it must be a UK RAF C-17. They do or rather they are joint owners of 3 C17 together with the 11 other members of Strategic Airlift Capability. I don't know but I would assume that the C-17 they are using are one of the SAC C-17s. http...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teaching children a second language
Replies: 28
Views: 1572

Re: Teaching children a second language

I think the general consensus is that it is easier to learn new languages as a child then it is as an adult.
I think it has to do with that children in general are more receptive to learning then someone that is 50-60 years old,
that they are are biologically programmed to learning mode.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55146

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/3/airports/landingsbaan-luchthaven-sint-maarten-met-hand-opgeruimd https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.luchtvaartnieuws.nl%2Fnieuws%2Fcategorie%2F3%2Fairports%2Fl...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP
Replies: 56
Views: 10997

Re: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP

Samrnpage wrote:
How about the Crj-900/1000NG? Thats been overlooked in this thread.


It was mentioned by oldannyboy quite early in the thread (reply #13) .

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 151981

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

According to Wikipedia, SAS tried (unsuccessfully however) to merge with KLM, Star Alliance partner Austrian Airlines, and the now defunct Swissair, in a project called Alcazar in 1993. What kind of airline would it be today if the merge happened? I don't know but you can read about it here http://...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 10112

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

bmacleod wrote:
Those images of dead palm trees are painful to see.

How long will it take for new palm trees to grow back?


it will take decades for trees to grow back to full size.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55146

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

The island of St. Maarten/St. Martin and SXM have taken a direct hit of one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever to make landfall, with sustained winds of 185 mph / 295 km/h and gusts up to 225 mph / 362 km/h. https://s26.postimg.org/wiuyzg3q1/St-_Maarten.jpg https://s26.postimg.org/65koe51p...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 240674

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

KarelXWB wrote:
The first A330neo (MSN 1795) is currently outside undergoing engine runs at the engine test area.


That's great. How long until first flight?

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 151981

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

https://www.facebook.com/ArlandaAirport ... 5280955873
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Stockholm Arlanda have opened a new self-service boarding gate today.

https://www.facebook.com/ArlandaAirport ... 5280955873

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 10021

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

I think we might see more complex liveries due to the possibility to print directly onto the airframe rather then doing it by hand.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)
Replies: 196
Views: 6551

Re: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/31/us/hu ... index.html
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There is a new Hurricame coming in from the eastern Atlantic but it is uncertain which trajectory it will take.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/31/us/hu ... index.html

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)
Replies: 196
Views: 6551

Re: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)

apparently there have been eexplosions at Arkema chemical factory in Crosby Texas. The factory's cooling system ceased to work bbecause of the power outages tthat the floodings have caused. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/texas-chemical-fire-explosion-latest-arkema-inc-plant-harvey-...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 110
Views: 36979

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

http://goo.gl/JSw3mQ


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https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/902913201708388353
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Components for the 50th made-in-America #A320 Family jetliner are en route from Germany to #Mobile, Alabama, USA http://goo.gl/JSw3mQ


Image

https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/902913201708388353

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kenya brings in world's toughest plastic bag ban
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: Kenya brings in world's toughest plastic bag ban

It will be interesting to see how plastic changes in the future. The fact that it does not degrade easily is one of it biggest strength, but the fact that it does not degrade at all is one of its worst/biggest issues now. It is persistent and pernicious in the environment and it must be addressed. ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 151981

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

QuawerAir wrote:
Turkish Airlines (TK1761) Boeing 777-300ER en route to Helsinki from Istanbul. Why?


Pilgrim season or something like that. They have been sending both A330:s and A340:s to ARN the past week.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to fix the US healthcare problem
Replies: 44
Views: 1878

Re: Best way to fix the US healthcare problem

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_councils_of_Sweden
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The British system is national while the Swedish system is a regional system (landsting or regions as some have started to call themselves).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_councils_of_Sweden

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to fix the US healthcare problem
Replies: 44
Views: 1878

Re: Best way to fix the US healthcare problem

Here's another option: Go to Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden. Bring a xerox copier, borrow the text, copy, implement, raise taxes to pay for it. Job jobbed. As a Scandinavian, I would never wish that system upon any body. Not only is it extremely expensive for society (they are trying to figure ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USS Indianpolis shipwreck found 72yrs later
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: USS Indianpolis shipwreck found 72yrs later

Kiwirob wrote:
I doubt it, 9000 tons of steel is going to be much easier to find than a 200 or so tons of aluminum.


and they likely had much more precise location coordinates for USS Indianapolis then what we have for MH370.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4013

Re: Best looking livery

No specific order:











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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hip Hop / R&B is now the Dominant Music Genre in America
Replies: 46
Views: 2501

Re: Hip Hop / R&B is now the Dominant Music Genre in America

Modern music now leaves me pretty bored too. I'm happier listening to Green Day, Bernard Fanning, Chris Cornell (rip), Chester Bennington (rip), Queen, The Cranberries (always liked Dolores O'Riordan). Silverchair I also listen to, Tenacious D too. But even older stuff like Midnight Oil, Eminem eve...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should SAS update or change its livery?
Replies: 16
Views: 1332

Re: Should SAS update or change its livery?

I really like the anniversary livery.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android O name expected on August 21
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Android O name expected on August 21

Pistachio Pistachios aren't really sweet. Considering that the fan favorites often seem to be brand names, I wonder if the fan favorite for Android P will be Pepsi. I remember when the fan favorite for Android N was Nutella. Apparently that didn't happen because Google couldn't reach a licensing de...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Android O name expected on August 21
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Android O name expected on August 21

P could be Polkagris or Pistachio

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 151981

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The passport controls in CPH station were cancelled in May.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 151981

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

SAS seems to have had a rough weekend with their longhaul from ARN.
Several delays and several aircraft changes. Today's flight to HKG departed 4 hours late but had to turn back when they were over Helsinki due to technical problems.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 4352

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

ESSA to LEPA and then back home a week later in the summer of 1995 with (it was a DC10 but necessarily any of these two aircraft):



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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Scheduled Aircraft You Can Book, 2017 Q3
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: Rare Scheduled Aircraft You Can Book, 2017 Q3

https://sv.flightaware.com/live/flight/SAS935
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SAS A340 also flies CPH-SFO https://sv.flightaware.com/live/flight/SAS935

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tax on airtravel compared to use of biofuel
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Tax on airtravel compared to use of biofuel

http://sverigeforhandlingen.se/uppdrag- ... tsjarnvag/
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Building a HSR network costs big money which will come from... tax money.

It will also take a very long to build. A new Swedish HSR wouldn't be finished until 2035.
That is way too long and the technology used might be obsolete by then.

http://sverigeforhandlingen.se/uppdrag- ... tsjarnvag/

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 12954

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

Sounds like I should make a fuss on their Facebook page.. ;) They are acting like all other LCC. Trying to escape their legal obligation to reimburse you. See this http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en.htm and this http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/national-co...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We may dream: worlds mega projects
Replies: 39
Views: 2345

Re: We may dream: worlds mega projects

Fusion power is one milestone that would c really hange our energy production.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 8373

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

Maybe Lufthansa is having issues with it's A380's at FRA. Five A380's will be moved from FRA to MUC. Along with that, FRA will lose A380 service to LAX, PEK, ICN, and HKG. Instead, MUC will get A380 flights to LAX, PEK, and HKG. Isn't that more down to politics with FRA than problems with demand? I...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 43114

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

At least three people have explained to you what I meant. Everyone else got it. I was counteracting the comment someone made that most people believe the A320 NEO is the best in class. I don't believe that's correct. Apparently a lot of customers don't believe that either . . Or they do believe tha...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is climate change causing flight delays?
Replies: 61
Views: 2610

Re: Is climate change causing flight delays?

Regardless of how much or little humans affect climate change, reducing pollution and being less environmental friendly can never bee a bad thing.
You just have to look at cities that have a problem with smog to realize that pollution have to decrease if we want to continue to have a breathable air,

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13463

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

MP's support varies a little from one poll to another and it is over a year until the election, allot can still happen and the polls have shown to be misleading before.We don't know how the polls were conducted, which persons that were asked and etc. Over the yeara Kd have looked like they would fal...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 60
Views: 13463

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

SAS already tried to have all longhaul at CPH. It didn't work that well since passengers didn't want to connect at CPH since it is a detour if you are going to N.am or Asia. It left the door open for Norwegian to establish themselves with longhaul from ARN and SAS have since opened several new longh...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Pre-emptive thread locking?
Replies: 16
Views: 2450

Re: Pre-emptive thread locking?

SQ22 strikes aagain, a perfectly fine thread was locked by SQ22. The thread was only 6 pages long and there was absolutely no reason to loxkbit it. Undo and merge with the other NA threads. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1343667&start=250 Try to understand, we do not want...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1541026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 112 AD #2 has been moved to the next phase of assembly.


Then Delta #1 (MSN #115) shouldn't be far away either.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89336

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Looks too generic with the coloured belly, mostly white fuselage and the dark tail. Standard airline livery 1b.
Nothing original or classy or creative about it all.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.
Replies: 74
Views: 7339

Re: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.

Stockholm Arlanda - Toronto

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1541026

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

http://www.a350xwb.com/industrial-process/ and click "On the production line",
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LAX772LR wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
There is not much to see as long as it is at Station 50. Wings and tail won't be installed until it arrives at Station 40.

How many stations are there, or what increments?


Goto http://www.a350xwb.com/industrial-process/ and click "On the production line",

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 72446

Re: Air Canada new livery?

winterlight wrote:
Is that 5pm GMT?


yes that is correct.,

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Using titles of respect
Replies: 34
Views: 1831

Re: Using titles of respect

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02 ... rnational/
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About titles, here is a woman who don't want to be called Mrs.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02 ... rnational/

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TrentXWB reliability?
Replies: 5
Views: 2549

Re: TrentXWB reliability?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=584187
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You can find general A350 reliability data in this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=584187

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Using titles of respect
Replies: 34
Views: 1831

Re: Using titles of respect

I'm old enough to remember (in the UK) when gents used to doff their hats to ladies. Gentlemen always walked on the outside of their wives/children. Teachers were referred to as 'Sir' or 'Ma'am'. It was all about respect . I truly miss those days. Now there is so little respect in the world sadly. ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Using titles of respect
Replies: 34
Views: 1831

Re: Using titles of respect

No titles are used in this country, except for the royal family and to some extent members of the government. Titles were abolished about 50 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du-reformen http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2016/01/04/why_swedes_didn_t_address_each_other_by_you_before_th...

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