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by cougar15
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12233

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

lightsaber wrote:
Wow...
I recommend the book Skygods. It goes into the negotiations to create a different 707 than the one Boeing originally marketed due to Juan Trippe.


I second that one, it is a great read! :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by cougar15
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 103120

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Isn't it standard military procedure that for certain inherently hazardous items it takes two persons to authorize activation. I imagine Boeing/Airbus/airlines are looking into this currently. Waking up a sleeping plane would be the obvious point. And the previous mentioned parties will know how th...

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by cougar15
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute
Replies: 21
Views: 6463

Re: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute

Security experts over at the SEA QX thread, any ideas to stop this one? GF Nothing will, hence a lot of the discussion on the QX thread is pointless. If an individual wants to perform such a crime, they will and there is nothing that can be done to stop it. this is another sad set of events, glad t...

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by cougar15
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 103120

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Would one person be able to take off and fly an A380 ? Sure...why not? If a plane is not parked nose first at a gate, anybcommercial plane is stealable. Pull the chocks, start the engines and go. Much less likely - you can’t enter a larger plane, much less an A380, without stairs. A Q400 does not n...

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by cougar15
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15724

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Suggest this one get´s moved to Non-Av.....

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by cougar15
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 13224

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

Acey559 wrote:
Interesting. Either Envoy stopped having crews lock the door or someone left it open/unlocked.


Doors are never locked on a commercial A/C, you think someone brings the key in the morning or what? A simple security seal (sticker) is added over the shut door... that's it!

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by cougar15
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 65683

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Not sure if this for this thread, but have there been any recent changes to the security screening at Australian airports? I recently flew SYD-PQQ-SYD. At SYD, when I went through security, I only had to take my Surface Pro 4 out of my backpack, my smaller Samsung tablet stayed in along with my DSL...

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by cougar15
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announcing LGW to Cologne-Bonn
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

Re: BA LGW to Cologne-Bonn

that being prior to ´Deutsche BA´ debacle , which I am sure the CGN consumer has long forgotten nowadays! Wish them best of luck! What was wrong with Deutsche BA from a consumer/passenger perspective? I know the business didn't pan out well for BA, with mounting losses, but how was it a debacle for...

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by cougar15
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announcing LGW to Cologne-Bonn
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

Re: BA LGW to Cologne-Bonn

back in the ´90s, it was 3 times daily, actually to LHR at the time 757 (AM and PM) and an ATR in between. Could be slot hogging today, but at the time they were of course feeding their network, so that may be the intent. I say that because I flew these flights numerous times, both on business (in L...

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by cougar15
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody Freighter requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 2455

Re: Narrowbody Freighter requirements

Other threads are wondering which market will absorb the narrowbodies hitting the second hand market given the huge new orders for 73´s A32xs. Well here is your answer.There is a great deal of 733 & 734F´s out there that will some need replacing. I have my doubts on Airbus efforts as they seem ...

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by cougar15
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody Freighter requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 2455

Re: Narrowbody Freighter requirements

Other threads are wondering which market will absorb the narrowbodies hitting the second hand market given the huge new orders for 73´s A32xs. Well here is your answer.There is a great deal of 733 & 734F´s out there that will some need replacing. I have my doubts on Airbus efforts as they seem t...

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by cougar15
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 65683

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Btw, apologise if discussed (but didn't see any since I follow the thread); just noticed DHL has replaced SYD-AKL 757 flight with a 767 from DHL Air..... Curious if anyone knows this would be permanent or temporary? permanent, as reported in press (e.g. nzherald.co.nz) are we sure this is permanent...

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by cougar15
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12459

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

57 posts on a subject like this , oh what has Anet come too? Anyway, I pinched a book of my wifey just recently, called ´Diary of a pissed off flight attendant´.
Interesting read, I must say... :stirthepot:

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by cougar15
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!
Replies: 27
Views: 5894

Re: Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg with 787!

Galwayman wrote:
Qatar are grasping at straws ... Cardiff, possibly Belfast ... theyve lost the plot

that's what people said about EK starting secondary ports as well. a few years on, guess what … most have now been up-gaged to A380s! ME carriers build markets!

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by cougar15
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 30419

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Well Boeing caters to the US market that has copeous amounts of airports and routes. Whole Europe puts slots on everything so it make sense airbus caters to that. Anybody consider the Tarrif Discussions that are presently ongoing? If the Donald has his way, I think a whole new set of circumstances ...

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by cougar15
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helvetic Airways signes MOU for 12 Embraer E190-E2
Replies: 9
Views: 2183

Re: Helvetic Airways signes MOU for 12 Embraer E190-E2

Good to hear, I think it was expected, ´Hop Swisse´, but I do wonder what their strategic future role is? Leasing rates are going to go up, how will this work for their current business model?? Anything here we may not be aware of just yet...……………?

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by cougar15
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future
Replies: 217
Views: 30419

Re: A380 - Two VERY Different Views of the Future

Well Boeing caters to the US market that has copeous amounts of airports and routes. Whole Europe puts slots on everything so it make sense airbus caters to that. Anybody consider the Tarrif Discussions that are presently ongoing? If the Donald has his way, I think a whole new set of circumstances ...

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by cougar15
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10808

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

devron wrote:
KL001 wrote:
What is so special about Bangkok Airways that they rank 21st? Looks like nothing special to me.


Lounge access for all passengers?

they are a great little boutique airline, with superb service levels, go try them out one day!

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by cougar15
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 7624

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

Do FedEx and UPS really carry the same “kind” of cargo that other cargo airlines carry/carried? They seem like a different style of operation, possibly serving a different market, than these other carriers. For example, I frequently read on here that cargo airlines tend to run out of weight before ...

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by cougar15
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 7624

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

Well, with 5X or FX offering 90c per kilo across the little pond and often the bigger pond to gain volumes......(Cargo/Co-load, NOT Express products ) nowadays to forwarding firms , how are you going to compete with that sort of rate structure......? Look at Lufty Cargo´s or LX´s network, I don´t th...

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by cougar15
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying without one winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 3589

Re: Flying without one winglet

[photoid]https://flic.kr/p/KtVtEp/photoid] Forgive my ignorance, but how common is it for aircraft to fly with a winglet missing? I saw (and photographed) ABC's VQ-BIA (747-4F) climbing away from Heathrow yesterday evening with the starboard winglet missing and what appeared to be a bare wing end s...

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by cougar15
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scotland's National Newspaper: Trump is "Appalling Human Being"
Replies: 28
Views: 1417

Re: Scotland's National Newspaper: Trump is "Appalling Human Being"

seahawk wrote:
Many love Trump and wish for a leader like Trump. I saw it on facebook quite a lot from by British friends.


yeah, a select few want the DDR back too...….!!

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by cougar15
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scotland's National Newspaper: Trump is "Appalling Human Being"
Replies: 28
Views: 1417

Re: Scotland's National Newspaper: Trump is "Appalling Human Being"

I thought it was kind of funny that be commented on Theresa May´s Brexit strategy whilst in Brussels in typical fashion & very negative, only to tell us all it was "fake news" when he got to the UK. Even funnier that the Sun had recorded the interview and is now publishing it!!! Oh wha...

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by cougar15
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!
Replies: 20
Views: 3172

Re: Make a bid for a Neighbour-Free Seat ?!

I'm flying with Etihad next week and I just received a surprising offer. I'm used to the "bid for upgrade" thing, but now they offer me to make a bid for one or two "neighbour-free" seats next to me. Per segment, the minimum bid for one free seat is 45 $ and 90 $ for two. By def...

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by cougar15
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 5006

Re: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement

so what´s new, same as 2 years ago.....?

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by cougar15
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34274

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

dodoma wrote:
I find it very interesting that the A220 is lacking the "racoon mask"... Would have looked better IMO


… not!!!

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by cougar15
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34274

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Buy in the Q400, brand it an A120. launch clean sheet design entering service in 10 to 12 years and then they'll have covered everything from 50 thru 75, 100 seat all the way up to 500 seater VLAs. Airbus; your one stop shop for freight and passenger aircraft. Are you not forgetting the ´home produ...

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by cougar15
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 53651

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

F27500 wrote:
How juvenile "Hi-Fly" sounds. It sounds more like the name of an off-site airport parking facility than the name of an airline.

Well, they bloody good at what they do and is that not all that matters? A lot of ´premium airlines´ in their customer base, so who cares?

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by cougar15
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 53651

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Delivery flight to Malta was yesterday, July 4, 2018. As already reported the registration is 9H-MIP. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/847/43202834341_940f99b28b_b.jpg Source: http://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=169&p=97298 According to aero.de, the jet will now be painted in ...

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by cougar15
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?
Replies: 29
Views: 5301

Re: What’s with the alphanumeric BA callsigns?

its really standard and whilst an Alpha is added for a delayed flight for example, it is also totally common practise on regular flights. just listed to some LHR ATC for a while, there is droves of them!

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by cougar15
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104248

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I like this thread, it reminds me of the ´No EK Order for 787s or 350s at Dubai thread as per STC ´ we had a wee while back ……..

I had my own opinion on that one, wonder what surprises Farnborough will bring us this year...……??

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by cougar15
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Dassault Falcon 5X prototype?
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Status of Dassault Falcon 5X prototype?

I am pretty sure one of the past few months editions of Airliner World had an article on it, I only overflew it but it was quite detailed, explaining the whole engine saga and decision process.

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by cougar15
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 48820

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF is going to use the 747 on SYD-PER services, replacing an A330 which will in turn replace the 737 on PER-SIN but it will reduce to 1 per day. Looks like the 747 will also be going to Hawaii sooner than expected and the 787 will be used on BNE-MEL returns. 717’s will also get an increase, althoug...

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by cougar15
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 53
Views: 13142

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

Another item from the FedEx orders 767 777 thread: The cargo containers that the A330F uses are different than what is used in the 767 and 777. So companies operating both aircraft could not just substitute a A330F in a pinch without a lot of cargo repackaging or ineffective use of the A330F. That ...

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by cougar15
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18358

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

is it such a bad thing that EY have offered this? Isn't this better than them out of work? A lot of them wouldn't even need to move it's only an hr down the road to DXB. When DWC takes over from DXB... all it would take would be a merger and a high speed train between the two. Not entirely out of t...

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by cougar15
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 80
Views: 18358

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

Long overdue, really good thing to see, finally... took long enough!

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 20640

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Great news for Boeing & FX, solid widebody metal that makes sense for them. Now I just wonder which path they will take on the narrowbody front? Not every origin & destination can support a 76, and those few 734´s flying around Europe (ASL) and the 75s are getting a bit long in the tooth as ...

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 4239

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

As a Cargo RM, he also has the ultimate hat on for Aviation Security and compliance to regulations. I do see ´a little conflict of interest´´ there with his role versus his actions...…….

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium eyes US flights
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: Air Belgium eyes US flights

This will be the first time a Belgian airport other than BRU will see a nonstop flight to the United States. Correct me if I'm wrong, but what Belgian airport besides BRU has ever seen passenger flights to the United States? I don't think Charleroi, Liege or Oostend ever have. Antwerp definitely no...

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium eyes US flights
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: Air Belgium eyes US flights

This will be the first time a Belgian airport other than BRU will see a nonstop flight to the United States. Correct me if I'm wrong, but what Belgian airport besides BRU has ever seen passenger flights to the United States? I don't think Charleroi, Liege or Oostend ever have. Antwerp definitely no...

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by cougar15
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nippon Cargo ceases all operations (for at least a week)
Replies: 8
Views: 3401

Re: Nippon Cargo ceases all operations (for at least a week)

Oh no. As a person involved in that industry, my heart really goes out to the people that are tied in to this. It's a miserable situation to try to endure, and while I certainly don't suspect any foul play, many regulatory bodies around the globe are predisposed to that notion. It's a very, very ug...

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is UPS still expanding?
Replies: 36
Views: 2850

Re: Why is UPS still expanding?

… 2 Billion Euro about to come in from the EU Lawsuit (TNT Takeover with now questionable reasons for EU regulatory objections) will surely make sure the trend continues! I use to work for them, hated it, but I am objective enough to see that they are a well run company and deserve the results they ...

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6948

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

James Hogan Bio from knighthoodcapital.com: - James Hogan is the founder and Executive Chairman of Knighthood Capital. He recently served as President and CEO of the Etihad Aviation Group, which he built into a US$20 billion multi billion dollar losing enterprise, achieving failing to achieve the m...

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8735

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

scbriml wrote:
Is it a write-off? :duck:


Not this one, it´ll buff right out, she will fly again

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8735

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Hmmm... Aviation Security & Compliance seems to be a bit of a non starter/non event in PNG.....

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by cougar15
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 7585

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

You can't blame JB for all of VA's woes! I'd suggest and hopefully someone writes a book on this, that the marriage between SRB and JB and the creation of the VA love child was always a poor base for a successful business. If we consider they both had an axe to grind with AJ and by default QANTAS t...

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by cougar15
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia
Replies: 59
Views: 7585

Re: Borghetti’s Virgin Australia

With the announcement, I doubt he will last that long. Transition has started and in my humble opinion as soon as a suitor is found, he will quietly slip out early, finally! Please, let it not be James Hogan for next CEO. You gave me a laugh for the day thanks :o)) Last I heard he had moved to an i...

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by cougar15
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22489

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

KimCar 1 - his stretched Mercedes, which he used in SIN needed to get there somehow, hence all the extra lift

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