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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The nascent Trump Administration
Replies: 128
Views: 6263

Re: The nascent Trump Administration

It's amazing how being a Trump supporter makes one is a victim these days. This latest phenomenon has even spread as far as Canberra in Australia. A man who has been charged with child pornography offences denied any knowledge how over 4,000 images came to be on his computer and claimed that "h...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 19784

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

I've added an excursion since last posting so the list is now: April / May EK421 PER - DXB A388 EK059 DXB - HAM 77W SK646 HAM - CPH AT72 op by JetTime SK649 CPH - HAM CRJ9 op by Cimber KL1778 HAM - AMS E190 KL1725 AMS - BRU F70 SN2627 BRU - HAM A319 BA3292 HAM - LCY SB20 op by Eastern Airways for BA...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Don't forget he's only talking about providing payment for the extra employees may not be anymore than 1-2mill Maybe. But the linked article reports him to be talking about funds "to help pay for replicating Customs and border security functions at T3 and T4." Is Barnett talking about a r...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it Respectable for the Adelaide Crows to copy the tune of Halls Of Montezuma.
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: Is it Respectable for the Adelaide Crows to copy the tune of Halls Of Montezuma.

Borrowing things has a long history and is a well-established tradition. If history and tradition makes for respectability, I guess so. Isn't the music to 'Halls of Montezuma' based on the Gendarmes Duet from Offenbach's 1867 version of his opera Genevieve de Brabant ? The melody itself could even b...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Well you don't know what the numbers we are talking about to supply the services, As no-one appears willing to publicly confirm what they will be that is not surprising. As to the Tourism WA budget, I don't know how much they have left from their $268 million 2016-2017 allocation. I do know that in...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

He is only seeing if commonwealth will help out, doesn't mean the state won't put up the whole lot to get the deal done. It is a far stretch from "we might be prepared to share some of the cost" to paying the total cost. The other issue is how soon a decision can be made. The WA Parliamen...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

WA Government has offered to stump up the cost of new customs/immigration at T3/T4 to help Qantas and the Airport Barnett's talk of providing some money is conditional, not a guarantee. Nor has he actually quoted a figure. It appears that he is prepared to discuss with the Commonwealth an arrangeme...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm
Replies: 31
Views: 2055

Re: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm

Does this gender-neutral snow-clearing mean Swedish women are now expected to participate in shoveling sidewalks, driveways, etc. equally, I think you'll find that there is nothing to stop women getting jobs with the road maintenance crews. You may also find that women do not always have a man arou...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

2. If Qantas does flight out of the domestic does this push out the terminal consolidation on other side of the airport. It could do but whether it will is another question. Being required to bear all the risk of improvements to T3/ T4 would reduce the available funds for construction on the easter...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Another day, another PER-LHR article In the previous thread (at post #233) I raised whether the obstacle was over the airline's willingness to use their own money: It may well be that the owners would happily build extra facilities if Qantas wanted to stump up the cash. Yet as we have seen over the...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: adding photos to a TR
Replies: 8
Views: 4094

Re: adding photos to a TR

I recommend dropbox. The photos do not leave your computer, but are in a special folder. You can then copy and paste the public link to the photos to put it on your trip report. No bandwith limits (just takes space on your computer) and no need to set up a separate account with just your photos. Ac...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2015/2016 Booked/Flown List.
Replies: 250
Views: 28400

Re: Your 2015/2016 Booked/Flown List.

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As the 2016 is drawing to a close and some of you may have plans made and flights booked for next year, a 2017 thread has been opened.

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Business leaders weigh in on why PER-LHR needs to happen I am not quite sure what those business leaders expect the State Government to do beyond "having a chat" with the airport board and CEO. The CEO has stated that it has offered financial inducements to Qantas to encourage them to ope...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where to stay in Dubai for a short layover with family
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Where to stay in Dubai for a short layover with family

Does anyone know which hotels are offered? When I travelled through Dubai on two occasions in Economy my party was provided with accommodation at the Millennium Hotel. During subsequent travel in Business we were put up at Le Meridien. The Millennium was comfortable enough though (at the time) show...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 19784

Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

As 2016 is nearing its end, perhaps it's time to start a 2017 thread. So here are my booked flights for now. April / May EK421 PER - DXB A388 EK059 DXB - HAM 77W* SK646 HAM - CPH AT72 op by JetTime SK649 CPH - HAM CRJ9 op by Cimber KL1778 HAM - AMS E190 KL1725 AMS - BRU F70 SN2627 BRU - HAM A319 EK0...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest And Newest Planes You've Flown On
Replies: 45
Views: 4995

Re: Oldest And Newest Planes You've Flown On

I just booked to fly with Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung in the end of September. I trust you enjoyed the flight. I first flew Tante Ju in 2015 when she was 79 years old. I have another booking for August in Hamburg by which time she will be 81! My newest aircraft was a Boeing 777-300ER A6-EPA ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: adding photos to a TR
Replies: 8
Views: 4094

Re: adding photos to a TR

Hi! At present there is no way to directly upload photos from your computer to display in Airliners.net trip reports. You'll need to upload your photos to a server - perhaps a photo host like Photobucket or similar - and then copy and paste the links to the photos into your trip report. Note that fr...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: How I became an Emirates convert! EK26 GLA-DXB
Replies: 13
Views: 9695

Re: How I became an Emirates convert! EK26 GLA-DXB

Hi akinsoul, It's good to see that you were pleasantly surprised with the flight. I recall a few years ago the crews could be unpredictable in terms of service and that needed to be addressed. It is good to see that a menu is still handed out, rather than relying on people to look it up on ICE. In t...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where to stay in Dubai for a short layover with family
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Where to stay in Dubai for a short layover with family

If you are travelling with Emirates both into and out of Dubai and there is no available earlier flight, during long layovers Emirates will provide hotel accommodation, transport to and from the hotel and meals appropriate to the length of stay and time of day. Booking needs to be made more than 24 ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Rules
Replies: 33
Views: 3212

Re: Forum Rules

The forum rules are basically the Terms of Use, a link to which can be found on every page. These cover such things as not posting flamebait, libellous reports, racist or other objectionable material. They also cover ownership and copyright issues, advertising and tracking. I don't think it is reall...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cooperating with Airport Security is the Best Way to Make Your Next Flight Free from Trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Cooperating with Airport Security is the Best Way to Make Your Next Flight Free from Trouble

I hope he gives some insight about ... putting your seat in the upright and locked position. That would be most welcome given the number of people who it is their God-given right to slam their seats back while the passengers behind them are still eating. But mock the OP as some will: the sad fact i...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm
Replies: 31
Views: 2055

Re: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm

Thankfully for Swedes they are starting to have increasingly many real problems to deal with. Crime, shootings, granade attacks and riots are becoming increasingly common in more culturally diverse parts of the country. And after this paragraph I'm fairly dam certain that you're trolling us all. :r...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW Shocked To Find Out 3rd LHR Runway Will Raze BA HQ
Replies: 47
Views: 10326

Re: WW Shocked To Find Out 3rd LHR Runway Will Raze BA HQ

“We can’t have a situation where I end up paying for the destruction of my own head office.” Yet tearing down Waterworld would be progress, and one must not stand in the way of progress, must one? Who'd have thought? Willy Walsh a NIMBY. :wink2: And what does he have against the good folk in Cornwa...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite inflight meal...
Replies: 32
Views: 3027

Re: Your favorite inflight meal...

I am often amazed to see how often the choices are pork and shellfish. I can't remember the last time I saw pork on the menu but then I tend to fly via Dubai a lot. :wink2: When flying with Emirates I often select the cheese. I just love cheese and EK's offering is substantial enough to be eaten as...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson: 'Dangerous' to have Trump in White House
Replies: 33
Views: 2504

Re: Richard Branson: 'Dangerous' to have Trump in White House

Branson like most businessmen doesn't give a damn about anything else but money, He has been involved in a number of charities and called in 2009 on businesses to boycott Uganda over that country's anti-homosexuality bill. He is a vocal opponent of the death penalty, describing it as barbaric. He h...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2015/2016 Booked/Flown List.
Replies: 250
Views: 28400

Re: Your 2015/2016 Booked/Flown List.

A short trip to Sydney during December 2016 provides the opportunity to fly the following: PER - SYD QF574 A332 Y Qantas SYD - DBO ZL1822 B190 Y op by Air Link for Regional Express DBO - SYD ZL833 SF34 Y Regional Express SYD - TMW QF2002 300Q Y op by Eastern Australia Airlines for QantasLink TMW - S...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fake Service Animals Becoming a Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 4175

Re: Fake Service Animals Becoming a Problem

I mean, two incidents over the last decade? Both of which seem to have to do with the owner and not the animal. Do you really expect a link to each and every complaint that has ever been lodged? In 2011 466 complaints relating to animals on board were filed with DoT, 411 of which were "other d...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27799

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

[Let me ask you this: with corporate tax rates at 0%, what's the point of auditing in the first place? The only thinkable reason is to create credibility around something that's really shady.] Those who wish to find something shady will do so even on a cloudless day. But one reason that I can think...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch Premium Economy
Replies: 33
Views: 9671

Re: Emirates to launch Premium Economy

As far as I am aware no decision has been made. In an interview with the West Australian (reported 7 Nov, 2016) Tim Clark is quoted as saying: “We are also looking at premium economy and will most likely move ahead sooner than later,” No further details of what the cabin would look like - pitch, sea...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange request, A380 first class bathroom
Replies: 17
Views: 5560

Re: Strange request, A380 first class bathroom

Emirates A380 with First Class suites features two shower spas that include a toilet. In addition, next to the galley at the rear of the First Class cabin is a separate toilet that passengers can access. Very handy when passengers are taking their time having a shower :)

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates using Israeli Airspace- why and is it common?
Replies: 10
Views: 6112

Re: Emirates using Israeli Airspace- why and is it common?

Others have pointed out that the routing shown was just an estimate and not the actual route. As a comment, on past flights that I have taken between DXB and CAI and DXB and CMN, a more southerly route was flown, rather than the GC route which would have taken us over Jordan and Israel. The actual r...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: [Poll] Do you prefer one or two columns in A.net search results?
Replies: 50
Views: 8854

Re: [Poll] Do you prefer one or two columns in A.net search results?

Perhaps there should be a third voting option, for those of us who don't care whether it is one column or two?.. mariner There already is a third option; don't vote. :smile: With regard to the vote, it is good to see that input is being sought. Before the change members were advised that there woul...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Qatar and Australia sign open skies
Replies: 22
Views: 4707

Re: The State of Qatar and Australia sign open skies

And being from AU I do think we should be the home team a bit of an advantage I'd love to give the "home team" an advantage but if the home team decided years ago that they don't wish to play, there's not much option but to fly with someone else. As QF is tied up with EK and VA is tied up...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fake Service Animals Becoming a Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 4175

Re: Fake Service Animals Becoming a Problem

I've never heard of anyone being injured or anything like that by a service animal. Have there been any cases of this? Service animals are generally not a problem. They tend to be breeds that have a good temperament and are well-trained to deal with different situations. The real problems come from...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The point of it: Canberra by Qantas, train back and an SQ surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 5178

Re: The point of it: Canberra by Qantas, train back and an SQ surprise

You know what, I even feel like flying a turboprop today! As much as I really like turboprops I usually leave myself a bit more time to plan things, even if my time is my own. But a great start! Just up and go. Some great photos - including the one of the six-bladed shadow - along the way, despite ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Hey you run the risk of getting run over by a car every morning you leave your house. That does not keep you indoors for the rest of your life does it No but in some states at least you are required to pay compulsory third party insurance when you register your vehicle. If you travel to a yellow fe...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27799

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

I have gained nothing- and I am a customer. If you are indeed a customer and are gaining nothing then why don't you take your business elsewhere? Surely customers (as opposed to passengers, because the two may not be the same) make their purchasing decisions based on factors like availability, dest...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Qatar and Australia sign open skies
Replies: 22
Views: 4707

Re: The State of Qatar and Australia sign open skies

I would have thought that the term "open skies" meant that there would be no limit on frequencies, seats or destinations. Yet the article refers to "a number of passenger and cargo flights". Under the pre-existing agreement QR could offer in addition to the 21 frequencies in each...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27799

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

Per EK it was a zero fatality operational incident. Even per ICAO definition it was a zero fatality accident. EK and GCAA were more concerned about pictures of burnt frame with livery and videos of cut frame being hauled away. EK can hardly be criticised for abiding by ICAO definitions but the deat...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in Trump America
Replies: 189
Views: 7224

Re: Racism in Trump America

You don't make any sense. You are saying that its White peoples fault that Black gangsters get kicked out of school for assaulting other students. . Crime exists in all sectors of society. The response to it may differ. For example, if a black student were accused of rape it would warrant immediate...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in Trump America
Replies: 189
Views: 7224

Re: Racism in Trump America

The only racism problem in America is racism against Whites. White people are discriminated against every day when they try to get a job or when they try to go to school. Sure. 1) There are about 2,500 youth sentenced to life without parole, 60% of whom are black. It is outrageuous that whites don'...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27799

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

If there are no fatalities, where are the victims. I am surprised that you ask that question. It suggests that you know little about the event despite it being widely reported. There was a victim. His name was even reported in the the Indian Express, the Australian, the Daily Mirror and other inter...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32763

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Re PER, would it be possible for QF to run select domestic flights into the INT terminal, i.e. ones that were likely to have a higher proportion of international pax on them? One of them could be the 789 that would probably have to cycle across from the east coast somewhere anyway (probably SYD) an...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates increases A380 seating capacity
Replies: 30
Views: 8291

Re: Emirates increases A380 seating capacity

With the changes in stairways adding 60 seats (mentioned in article), does this means up to 85 more seats without major changes to the aircraft? My interpretation of the article is that 60 extra seats could be fitted by rearranging not just the stairs but also other features, like bars and showers....

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27799

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

One thing that I really don't understand is how EK was able to subdue all the negative press surrouding their B773 crash in DXB. The mainstream news outlets went completely quiet on this accident. The news didn't reach the general public while it should have made all the headlines on that day. I do...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32298

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Would it be so terrible if transit passengers had to change terminals at PER . . . ? Well, it's been good enough for Western Australian for many years as far as Qantas is concerned. People flying from Karratha or Kalgoorlie to Singapore and beyond have done so. It seems it is now only a problem bec...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in Trump America
Replies: 189
Views: 7224

Re: Racism in Trump America

People keep asserting that making statements against Mexicans or Muslims isn't racist because Mexicans and Muslims are not races. Some people would go further and argue that there are no races at all, therefore racism can't exist in any meaningful way. But let's be honest. Racism is not based on jus...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates increases A380 seating capacity
Replies: 30
Views: 8291

Re: Emirates increases A380 seating capacity

Notice how they cleverly mentioned the seat count for the lower deck only and not the total number of seats on the aircraft.. But they do tell you how many seats there are on the 388Q. It states quite clearly in the article: " making it a total of 426 seats on the lower deck. First and Busines...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32298

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

It would be a political win for the government to get this over the line - especially with a very tight state election now 4 months away. It's good the premier is abreast of developments, however he may need to get involved and consider this as a state development project if the price is right (ie ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32298

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

That all being said, I would welcome more Australian airports transitioning to all-in-one terminals... bussing between them is a pain. While it would help QF more with their greater international network (both of their own and their partners), surely VA would benefit as well, they could share termi...

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