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by Bostrom
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125617

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Due to the Folk och Försvar-conference in Sälen, SAS flew a 737-700 ARN-SCR last sunday. I guess there will be a flight back after the conference as well.

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by Bostrom
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125617

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

CPH traffic data:

December:
Domestic: 103.369 ±0%
Europe: 1.693.042 +2,2%
Intercontinental: 267.506 -7,2%
Total: 2.063.917 +0,8%

2019:
Domestic: 1.487.932 -6,2%
Europe: 25.035.098 -0,3%
Intercontinental: 3.733.673 +3,4%
Total: 30.256.703 -0,1%

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by Bostrom
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296779

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Nyhets ... till-iran/ (In Swedish)
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Transportstyrelsen temporarily stops Iran Air's flights between Iran and Sweden due to questions regarding the aviation safety in Iran. https://transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Nyhets ... till-iran/ (In Swedish)

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by Bostrom
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125617

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

https://transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Nyhets ... till-iran/ (In Swedish)
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Transportstyrelsen bans flights between Sweden and Iran due to questions regarding the aviation safety in Iran: https://transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Nyhets ... till-iran/ (In Swedish)

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by Bostrom
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125617

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Detailed HEL numbers:

December:
Domestic: 299.438 -1.8%
International: 1.393.275 +2.3%
Total: 1.692.713 +1.6%

2019:
Domestic: 2.929.779 -0.9%
International: 18.931.303 +5.8%
Total: 21.861.082 +4.9%

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125617

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

seansasLCY wrote:
Is there anything to stop outside Schengen flights starting if an airline wanted to?


Lack of immigration facilities.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125617

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

I know that Stockholm's primary airport is Arlanda but Bromma is much nearer the city centre and also has a few international flights - e.g. Brussels Airlines. I realise that Bromma isn't exactly empty but what stops airlines from starting routes from other non-Swedish cities to Bromma instead of A...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12903

Re: F50 Questions

Seven months ago I posted this. Travelling aboard the Fokker 50 again, after almost 22 years, might actually happen for me. Recently I booked a three day trip to Sweden. From Amsterdam to Gothenburg and back with the Embraer RJ-175 of KLM Cityhopper. From Gothenburg to Stockholm Bromma and back on ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54548

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Also at HV, 7 73Gs needing replacement. There are 35 73Hs registered to them, but 9 are leased or subleased out. KLM could go for MAX 10s for Transavia. If KLM went Airbus, it would have to be a steal of a deal. It would cost a lot. Right now, Pegasus is going through that. SAS thought it was worth...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54548

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

If KLM would go for the Airbus NBs, how much money would it approximately cost to retrain all those pilots, cabin crews, and maintenance crews? KLM has 52 737 NGs, that comes down to 104 737 pilots at KLM. Also at HV, 7 73Gs needing replacement. There are 35 73Hs registered to them, but 9 are lease...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54548

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

The shortest missions in Europe are under attack by the railway allowing ever higher speeds. Although that is probably less of a problem for KLM since the Dutch railway network (apart from the highspeed line from Amsterdam to Belgium) is pretty slow with speeds rarely (if ever) exceeding 140 km/h. ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164129

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

I've also read and heard several specialists, border agents and similar, saying the UK is already letting non conforming products from China in particular enter the single market, by rubber stamping imports, instead of doing thorough checks. So the current amount of trust might not be that high to ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3190
Views: 552574

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Last: why is there such a difference in approach between how European F (Biz) seats on NB’s are simply Y seats with the middle seat blocked, and in North America it’s an entirely different seat? What has driven this different approach? Because on a recent multi hop in Europe on BA, LH and Vueling i...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do only few Airlines operate routes to Stockholm-Bromma Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Why do only few Airlines operate routes to Stockholm-Bromma Airport

Other factors: Strict noise regulations. When Bromma was "reopened" in the early 90s there was also a ban on jet engined aircraft. Malmö Aviation (now BRA) managed to get permission to use BAe 146, and later Avro RJs there as they were supposed to be quiter. And later Brussels Airlines sta...

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 6405

Re: How in sync are city sizes to airport sizes in Europe?

In countries such as Switzerland and Norway the second cities have the second-biggest airports (Bergen and Geneva) and the third biggest cities have the third biggest airports (Basel and Trondheim). The same is true for Sweden with Gothenburg and Malmö. Actually no, Gothenburg has the 2nd largest a...

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267486

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXvHvC4rTYg (In Swedish/Norwegian)
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Another video from the opening om SCR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXvHvC4rTYg (In Swedish/Norwegian)

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by Bostrom
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267486

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Anyone know what "infrastructure problems" really means ? No immigration facility ? More pax in the terminal at peak times than capacity ? Something else ? Are these "infrastructure problems" easy to fix in a couple of weeks or have people discovered some huge issue that they fo...

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by Bostrom
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267486

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SCR (Scandinavian Mountains Airport) is now open. At 9.35 yesterday, flight TF1621 from Malmö, a fully booked Avro RJ100, became the first flight to land at the airport. A short video clip from the first arrival (in Swedish): https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/dalarna/de-forsta-resenarerna-att-landa-...

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by Bostrom
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164129

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Maybe we should start a new thread.... Brexit: The Final Countdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw I've never seen so much hair! This is better https://youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M At least it is nice with some change after 2.5 years of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGIFublvDes :duck:

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by Bostrom
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

With the French system we get a party that takes something like 25% of the vote in the first round to a large majority in the end, so it's not really more representative. The main difference and advantage in my opinion is the presidential election, every French citizen has the opportunity to vote f...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Go "glamping" in an A320
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Go "glamping" in an A320

Why stay in an A320 when you can stay in a 747? ;)

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

Sorry UK, but you really have the worst possible system. And you should in my opinion really try to do something about it so that you can vote for your favourite party no matter how big or small it is or no matter where you live. They have the system that their people prefer and voted for by an ove...

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164129

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

The Key Quote That Sums It All Up: “Boris Johnson has a mandate to take England out of the EU but he must accept that I have a mandate to give Scotland a choice for an alternative future.” –Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader. The political drama in the UK continues. Can you provide a source, please? https...

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by Bostrom
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

scbriml wrote:
Thanks. She’ll be fine once she’s fully recovered from the op.


Glad to hear she'll be fine!

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

This election also shows that the UK needs electoral reform, the Conservatives didn't get over 50% of the vote, there share is 43,6% but they won an astounding 56% of the seats. That's a rotten result if ever there was one. This election? :? It’s worked liked this forever. I agree UK’s system is ba...

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54548

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

KLM is, as far as I know, the only legacy carrier in Europe that uses 737s. All other legacy carriers in Europe that I know of use A320s. I don’t get it why KLM doesn’t want to use any Airbus. In my opinion Airbus aircraft are more modern. LOT and Icelandair uses 737s as well, and SAS at the moment...

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54548

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

I'm flying KLM quite frequently on European destinations, mainly to Scandinavia; I am on one of their B737s (or Embraers) at least once a month. And while I am pretty phlegmatic, I must admit that I'm not really looking forward to get onto a MAX anytime soon. Yes, I trust that when KL and HV receiv...

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marie Fredriksson has died at 61
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Marie Fredriksson has died at 61

An interesting fact is that none of the two singers spoke one word of English in the beginning, so they learned them foneticaly. Do you have a source for that? I have to say I doubt it since they both went to school in Sweden in their youth. And Per wrote most of their lyrics, which would really ha...

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Harbour Air de Havilland e- beaver
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Re: Harbour Air de Havilland e- beaver

airnorth wrote:
It looks like I am the only poster and reader, lol!


Not the only reader, please keep posting!

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New camera decision - would like some feedback on what others have.
Replies: 18
Views: 2814

Re: New camera decision - would like some feedback on what others have.

For sports and aviation, are you sure you need a full frame camera? An APS-C sensor can be useful in those cases (although it depends on your local airport and what sports you shoot).

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by Bostrom
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16521

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

Exactly. SAS don't even offer Business on intra-european. However they some times block seats in Plus in possible, but that's not really relevant I haven't had a seat blocked in Plus for many many years, I fact I can't even remember the last time I had a seat blocked in Plus, I think it's an urban ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 164129

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1434559 After we know the outcome, there will probably be more to say about Brexit.
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There is a dedicated thread for discussing the election: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1434559 After we know the outcome, there will probably be more to say about Brexit.

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by Bostrom
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

In less serious election news, I just read that Lord Buckethead has joined the Monster Raving Loony Party. Also, how easy is it for an intergalactic space lord to obtain UK citizenship?

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16521

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

How much are the taxes? (on fuel, I assume, say 20%?) The shorter the missions, the more adventageous for the E2. The longer the missions, the more adventageous it is for A220. But also economics of purchase. SAS having such a poor year altered my decision from what I would have suggest a year ago....

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16521

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

fessor wrote:
But what about the replacement of the present fleet of A321s


I'd love to see them upgrade some of the neos on order to A321neo.

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by Bostrom
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16521

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

Honey, the fact that nobody really wants A319neo mean that they could probably get a bigger discount than MAX8 right now. No need to settle for A319. Or just wet-leased A220 like they did with their dozens of other regional aircraft. But they are built on the same line as A320neos and A321neos, mod...

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by Bostrom
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to close two bases
Replies: 45
Views: 10136

Re: Ryanair to close two bases

Skavsta in Sweden was their third international base out of the UK, only after Charleroi and Hahn. It’s got quite a few years of history, opened back in 2003. I wonder what’s the logic behind Ryanair bases closed. Are those the ones for which Ryanair had more 737MAXs plans? Are they just underperfo...

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by Bostrom
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft
Replies: 127
Views: 16521

Re: SAS in the market for a 120-150 seat aircraft

I didn't see that coming, but I'd love to see A220 in SAS colours!

aerokiwi wrote:
Or just get secondhand A319s a la United. Not everything has to be shiny and new.


An A319ceo uses more fuel than an A320neo, so that doesn't make any sense.

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by Bostrom
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267486

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/sorml ... -i-skavsta (In Swedish).
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Ryanair will close their base in NYO, and cite the MAX-groundings as the reason. https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/sorml ... -i-skavsta (In Swedish).

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by Bostrom
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

In the case of a non-republic form of government, the standard practice is that the leader of the party with the majority seats is the Prime Minister, he must be an elected member, if the party leader does not win his seat, the party get's to select who will be the PM. I doubt this. This might be c...

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267486

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I wonder if UA would be interested in adding capacity to ARN now that DY has left the route. Maybe, Stockholm-New York has gone from four airlines a couple of years ago to just two so there might be demand for something bigger than a 757. But they might have to spend a bit of marketing to make it w...

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267486

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SASViking wrote:
I doubt UA are interested in serving Scandinavia due to their TATL JV with LH Group and if they are, I'm sure the route will go to CPH, likely from IAH not anywhere else. The market from CPH is just bigger.


UA flies EWR-ARN seasonally.

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by Bostrom
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 267486

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA will be leasing 5 E190 from Geman Airways/WDL Aviation, Mainly to operate BMA-MMX and BMA-GOT https://forum.flyprat.no/showthread.php?t=150290 I’ve been wondering how two new ATRs would replace 10 RJ-85/100 :). I guess they’ll be used for the charters to Europe as well. Do you know if BRA’s own...

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by Bostrom
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

Basically they want Brexit in name only, or another kind of unicorn : all the benefits, none of the drawbacks. In the end the only thing I can see them getting is the same deal as Norway, with maybe a customs union on top. For a lot of money. In the end they would very probably campaign to remain i...

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by Bostrom
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4273

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

I don't understand why it has to be either extreme in Europe. In South Africa, we've always had a wide variety of small (half tonne) pickups (called "utility") that are based on small cards - VW Golf (mk 1), Mazda 323, Opel Corsa, Datsun/Nissan Sunny. They have the same small engines - ty...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

I felt that Johnson came out of it slightly better, but mainly because Corbyn still refuses to answer the most basic Brexit question - how will he campaign in the event of a Labour referendum on leave with a deal vs remain. As an outside observer I have to admit it is interesting to follow this ele...

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by Bostrom
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4273

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

Francoflier wrote:
I bet the people over at Rivian are popping magnums of Champagne right now...


My thought as well.

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3703

Re: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days

https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/au ... 53b5g.html


Swedish universities did the same a couple of days ago.
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melpax wrote:
Australian Universities have now asked their students on exchange in HK to return home....

https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/au ... 53b5g.html


Swedish universities did the same a couple of days ago.

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11456

Re: UK General Election 2019

1. Some Tories standing are pro-Brexit and some are remainers. I don't know if the Brexit party has candidates in these elections or not, but if a Brexit candidate pulls enough support from the Tories in these races, it could open the door for a Labor or Lib Dem victory. (In individual races, not f...

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by Bostrom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sweden a dying multi-cultural State?
Replies: 51
Views: 3817

Re: Sweden a dying multi-cultural State?

Here we go again, the video has disappeared but I think I can guess what it was about. As a Swede I'm fed up with the country being used as an example in political debates. Whether it is the left claiming it is some kind of of socialist utopia, or the far right claiming it is run over by militant is...

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