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by JayBCNLON
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4033

Re: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?

I live in BCN and all I use is a scooter and car sharing. I do not have a use for nor do I own acar. That’s how I compensate for my extensive air travel. And that works for me. Those scooters are some of the worst polluters out there https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10834679/Sc...

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4033

Re: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?

I live in BCN and all I use is a scooter and car sharing. I do not have a use for nor do I own acar.

That’s how I compensate for my extensive air travel. And that works for me.

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 71
Views: 10253

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

I am astonished that nobody mentions the high crime rate in Naples - marauding gypsies and people from the Balkans, who especially in the form of pickpockets steal the tourists. I myself have been robbed already in the airport bus, friends in the city and at night on the streets. and the police? Sh...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

What’s different with the Irish? Irish ownership is EU-ownership. Isn’t Brexit about keeping EU nationals out? There are just EU nationals, there aren’t good and bad ones. Out of 27 we are one :)

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long domestic routes
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: Long domestic routes

Does BZZ-ASI-MPN at 8096 miles count as the second longest domestic 1-stop after CDG-LAX-PPT? That is the passenger flight from Brize Norton via Ascension Island to the Falkland Islands operated by the UK Royal Air Force. And may be is this even the longest domestic flight not touching down in anoth...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean announces ATH to IBZ, SJJ and VLC
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Aegean announces ATH to IBZ, SJJ and VLC

Thousands of gay men travel between Spain and Greece and their respective isles - IBZ, JMK, JTR, LPA - around party circuits and cruises in the summer months. I am sure you’ll see them on the the new A3 flights too - some of them likely also connecting from A3’s destinations east of ATH.

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15427

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

After reading this entire thread I come to the conclusion that there is a definite role for the A380 at IB due to the sheer volume of traffic and its concentration and the topography.

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 139
Views: 30945

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

This is the price NH pays to keep DL out of HND ( ref: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/all-nippon-airways-to-order-the-airbus-a380/ )... Thank you for your amazing revelations - as aleays so insightful. It is just amazing that it took so long for a Japanese airline to adopt the A380, the best aircr...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 27
Views: 5798

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

Only two that would make sense are Miami and Orlando. Naked beach goers and the friendly rat would generally be it. Miami works for Aeroflot so would not be surprised if LOT does the same, I am sure plenty from Poland go through SVO to get to Florida already. Not sure whether significant backtracki...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Look at yourself before you look at others.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Again, I just vote on my concerns. Brexit won, so clearly the country wants out. It’s great for you to shout from the other side of the channel (presumably Toulouse) and tell me i’m wrong? Britain is not a free for all and cannot continue to be flooded with people. Yes i’m aware of the Economic con...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

We tried re-negotiating the free movement of people, it didn’t happen. Britian is prepared to take the risk. This is the lack of respect for the (at least) other half of the country that so irks me. Britain is FAR from unified on this issue and you do NOT speak for the country! Again, I just vote o...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

I wonder how Britain can maintain a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. Theough Brexit the UK has lost credibility, has become an unreliable player without an basis of power. Since you bought it up, the UK and France are permanent members of the UN Security Council because they were / are nu...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

Again you see, it’s not a case of those “pesky foreigners” it’s the fact we can’t control who is coming here and doing what they want. I think it’s great having migrants coming here and contributing through high paid jobs. In the future, lets choose the workers and skills we want. So you don't want...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21450

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

Max Q wrote:
What’s with the trend towards leather?
..


Last longer, smell better, exhude sense of luxury.... can be a fetish ;)

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

The Brexit vote was rigged in so many ways, based on lies and manipulated by interest groups and foreign governments. It can not be taken seriously. The same circles that are in favor of Brexit would never accept the so-called referendum as valid. I am really shocked how far the British political sy...

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?
Replies: 193
Views: 15136

Re: What is the aviation impact of a no-deal Brexit?

All the countries that have joined the EU have benefitted from it tremendously. When I flew to the UK the first time when I was 12 in 1975 (remember UK joined 1973 and btw it was on a BEA Trident) it was a visibly poor country, significantly poorer than my EU home country. The UK have benefited so m...

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European airlines still with the 737
Replies: 14
Views: 1719

Re: European airlines still with the 737

I flew LH BCN-FRA on A321 and on on Sun express FRA-ADB (Izmir) yesterday on their 737-800 with mood lighting. The difference in customer comfort in terms of space and noise was striking. The A32X is so much better. It is the more up to date frame, at least 20 years more modern. I wonder why any air...

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 131
Views: 30359

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

IIRC 777s are built in pairs and 9M MRI was the twin of the one lost as MH370. Can someone confirm ?

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13340

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

kitplane01 wrote:

More accurately, Iran tries to build nuclear weapons and Saudi Arabia does not.


One country already has built a nuclear weapon in the region. Does that make it a „bad“?

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13340

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

POTUS has the right to negotiate a deal, but deal has to be approved by the Congress first. Obama negotiated a deal which US didn’t approve at all. There was never a treaty with Iran. Of course there was and even is a treaty. Just because the US has weird legislation it doesn’t mean that the remain...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19562

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Nice to DEN getting a new Euro destination! Let’s hope those rumors about those 2 big adds out of EWR by the end of this month bare fruit. Just hope IAH and ORD get some love too.


You mean bare foot ? Or bear fruit ? :)

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 27534

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

There are no obvious links between the UK and Indonesia. And with Brexit there is even less of a need to serve the UK. They tried and it didn’t work out.

GA is (are) a 5-Star airline, correct?

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airline clubs open all night
Replies: 9
Views: 1078

Re: Any airline clubs open all night

The mile-high club :)

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4665

Re: How would you make a SAA new fleet?

Wanting SAA in Oneworld is nothing more than a nostalgic sentiment for a long gone empire. LH Group is flying to 4 to 5 hubs in 3 countries from each of 2 destinations in South Africa. That is more connectivity than BA offer. IB only recently added MAD-JNB, not a strong history here. LGW is not a hu...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information

The UK will be singled out for all kinds of hacking attacks after Brexit, as the infrastructure is very weak and the country is preoccupied with the chaos there will be. The country should brace itself for a rough ride when it comes to glitches like this.

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKG Proposed new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 5531

Re: SKG Proposed new routes

Chalkidiki is beautiful and full of foreign tourists and real estate ownership. Many Russian, Moldovan, Macedonian, Bulgarian license plates. Great potential for another great tourism destination.

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKG Proposed new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 5531

Re: SKG Proposed new routes

Just flew SKG-BCN on VY in excellence class, which is great as it is all you can drink and eat from the menu in the first row with an empty middle seat. It’s a seasonal once a week 3am departure. A319 was not even full at the peak of the season. Seemed like many Bulgarians/balkanese on board. On the...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9488

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

It’s pretty easy to explain why you’re seeing so many visitors to England and Scotland this year: See it while it’s still in the EU and before it goes down the drain ;)

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 245
Views: 31276

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Someone naming himself LHUSA .... is commenting ;) .... I am just joking

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 245
Views: 31276

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Just don’t get what’s wrong with the color white on a fuselage. Or what’s wrong with “eurowhite”. As everyone can see the new LH livery is sleak, fresh and modern. Of course yellow door linings would have been great, but hey it looks straight, factual premium. Thank you Lufthansa!

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 245
Views: 31276

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

londonistan wrote:
Perhaps Lufthansa are going to have a competition with Air France to see who can have the dirtiest aircraft. What a lazy job..looks cheap.


LH‘s planes have never been dirty. It just ain’t going to happen, this competition.

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 13153

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Instead of buying old planes from dodgy countries/brokers, maybe they just can kick out those evil Ayatollahs, become a democracy and problem solved. I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? Easy, ...

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 12870

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

What TK had going for it was Turkey and Turkish aviation being solidly within NATO, and being able to build bridges to less secure areas in the world without becoming a target for terrorists as much as other European or American legacies would have been. It was clever in leveraging its geographic an...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 12131

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Belgium has a tiny and fractured home market at 11m people compared to Holland (17m), the UK (65m), France (66m), and of course Germany (83m).

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45180

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

And anyone can have an opinion.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10369

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

No word on why ET are pulling the plug so quickly?

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General aviation ferry flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

Re: GA Ferry Flights

Recommend change of title (there is enough space) to avoid confusion with Garuda Indonesia - as it happened to me.

Thought this emerging thread related to the recent earthquake in Lombok island

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45180

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

It’s actually not compensation, it’s a penalty. European legislation entitles everyone involved independent of nationality or residency, as long as a flight departs from or arrives in the EU. I hope that Norwegian sue JFK airport for damages.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5895

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

How about MEL-ATH, connecting the two cities with the most Greek population :)

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 29082

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I guess the title for most tails of an airline at the same airport at the same time on a different continent goes to PA and either FRA or TXL/THF ... anyone have a picture ?

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45180

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Why is one of the biggest airports in the world (JFK) not able to simply handle an aircraft without a glitch more than 10 years after its market entry ? Because the A380 is not a USA product. (remember Concorde?) Tell that to EK, EY, LH, AF, SQ, OZ and KE. What exactly is the point of your statemen...

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways - developments
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Re: South African Airways - developments

IAG makes no sense at all ? Where is the connection to Spain? BA already flies all the routes that SA wants to fly. Is that some sentimental reminiscence of the Empire ?

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45180

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Why is one of the biggest airports in the world (JFK) not able to simply handle an aircraft without a glitch more than 10 years after its market entry ?

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45180

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

It’s nice to see free market forces at play. And it seems that a used A380 could be a game changer.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29510

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

Umm I’m gay too. That was the point of my posting...stuff happens sometimes. But this “a gay couple gets bumped” stuff I don’t get. What does gay have to do with this UNLESS it’s proven it was because of that? I’m gay but it’s a very small percentage of what makes me me. I wouldn’t make a big deal ...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29510

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

Why do you have to give up your assigned seat just because a couple want to sit together? If it’s so important for them to sit together then make sure when you book that you’re reserving seats together or book early so you can. It is quite a threat to be offloaded just because you want to sit in the...

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