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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32311

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Wouldn't an Int'l/Dom terminal for QF in Perth, also include JQ and EK flights and any other non QF operated code share flights as well though ? As such, I would expect an all in one QF terminal to require at least one 380 capable gate. I haven't heard any public statements to the effect that JQ an...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32311

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

Seems Perth airport wants to transfer bus people from T3/T4 over to international T1 I am not sure if that is the case. 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 continuing third runway saga, airlines were...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 1933

Re: Favorite Eurowhite Livery

How about Fiji Airways? The nacelles are decorated with the Rova symbol representing the warm greeting Fijians extend to visitors. The the Teteva motif on the tail represents the friendliness of Fijians and their deep caring nature, while the Makare which frames it reflects the allure of clear water...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....
Replies: 33
Views: 4157

Re: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....

Stewardesses (that's what they were called back then) would hand out playing cards, kiddie wings, comic books, little toy planes, etc. I still have a chess set that was provided on a Singapore Airlines flight. Not sure when I received it but it is a fold out board with little round flat circles wit...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....
Replies: 33
Views: 4157

Re: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....

The airports were not as crowded. People also didn't critique airports in those days, they were, just an airport. Except in Perth on Sundays. People used to visit the airport because you could get a drink when all the pubs were shut. Perth was fun in those days. There was a little lawn and pool bet...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?
Replies: 26
Views: 6816

Re: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?

I am not sure how much use the term LCC is these days. All carriers seek to reduce their costs where they can. There would be few airlines not using paper-less ticketing; many have reduced the number of included meals or abandoned them on some routes altogether; and introduced paid seat requests, et...

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by KruegerFlaps
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirlineRatings announces awards for world's best airlines for 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 6747

Re: AirlineRatings announces awards for world's best airlines for 2017

Air New Zealand's code is simply NZ. I guess that would depend on whether you choose the IATA or ICAO code. :wink2: Geoffrey Thomas, an Australian 'aviation journalist' (take a lot of what he writes with a grain of salt), Yes, his predictions have proven wrong a number of times. He predicted the Em...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massive New Zealand Earthquakes
Replies: 76
Views: 2867

Re: Massive New Zealand Earthquakes

All the best to our friends in New Zealand. Commiserations to the families of the two people reported killed. It's going to be a costly clean up. Roads have been ruptured in places, while in others landslides have blocked them, even pushing a railway line into the sea. Fortunately, so far, the quake...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6763

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

they however prefer the candidate who offers them jobs to the one who offers LGBTQ rights. Many will have voted against Hillary and the establishment more than they have voted for Trump. It is true that many would have voted against Clinton. It could also be true that many did not vote for Clinton ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President-Elect Trump. Now What
Replies: 179
Views: 6031

Re: President-Elect Trump. Now What

seb146 wrote:
Like fire bombing an church and spray painting "Trump 2016" on the remains? Or beating and killing people and throwing gas on dark skinned people? Like that? Welcome to Trump's America. Google is your friend (or enemy).

Your point being?

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President-Elect Trump. Now What
Replies: 179
Views: 6031

Re: President-Elect Trump. Now What

I can't in good conscience go and protest Trump. I've said a lot of arguably regrettable things in the last few days, but when he has a lone supporter turn up in Auckland who damn near gets assaulted, and people are lowering the discourse to his level - I can't be associated with that. Physically a...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question, should Trump release his taxes?
Replies: 15
Views: 964

Re: Question, should Trump release his taxes?

If a candidate wants to release them, more power to him, but a candidate that doesn't release them should not be castigated for wanting to keep some of his life (and his family's) private. It has no bearing on their ability to be effective at their job. Generally I would agree with you. But if poli...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?
Replies: 40
Views: 2076

Re: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?

I'm not going to get into an argument about which camp is most vile as I believe that is a futile exercise. What does concern me is that news media pick up on Tweets and Facebook posts and report them as if they are fact. There appears to be little effort to check on the veracity of information post...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the election will impact US aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 4967

Re: How the election will impact US aviation

It makes sense because the idea is that because some Muslims are terrorists all Muslims should be excluded. The idea that some men are rapists is that all men are rapists. Indeed, at one point that was a slogan adopted by some radical feminists. As we have seen, Trump has been accused of sexual assa...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Britsh Airtours briefly renamed BRITISH CALEDONIAN?
Replies: 20
Views: 4913

Re: Was Britsh Airtours briefly renamed BRITISH CALEDONIAN?

British Airtours was renamed Caledonian Airways when BA took over British Caledonian in 1988. They did adopt a livery that included the BCAL name and lion on the tail and even going so far as to include a tartan interior. Some background on the history of change in name and subsequent sale of Caledo...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the election will impact US aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 4967

Re: How the election will impact US aviation

How is it fear or bigotry to temporary ban Muslim from entering the country until the situation improves? Why is right of protecting citizen less important than right of foreign Muslim? The original question was raised by a person who is both a citizen and a Muslim. Do you believe that if Muslim ci...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC
Replies: 47
Views: 6458

Re: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC

.That is why i don´t expect anything to happen with regards to the ME3. But if he is serious with his agenda, putting a lid on the ME3 "invasion" is probably the easiest and fastest to do. Don´t even have to negotiate new treaties. Just an executive order that everyone on a flight from a ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The LOT Connection. JFK-WAW-AMS
Replies: 11
Views: 7852

Re: The LOT Connection. JFK-WAW-AMS

An enjoyable read. A rather unusual routing but it certainly gave you the advantage of two different carriers and aircraft types. Thanks for all the detail covering in-flight service and facilities in the lounge in WAW.

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6763

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

I'd like to take a victory lap. In some of the other threads, I said the establishment had failed its citizens and was crumbling before our very eyes. I just didn't realize how weak and feckless it really was - it lost to Donald J Trump of all people!! Good riddance to these useless "elites&qu...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SLP-PVR-SLP with TAR
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Re: SLP-PVR-SLP with TAR

It is good to see a trip report from an area that isn't often covered on A.net. In SLP the is no jetways, you walk out from the terminal building to the planes. Great for aviation enthusiasts as it provides an opportunity for close up photography without obstructions. Snack service and magazzine Is ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: over six months, still NO premium membership!!??**
Replies: 19
Views: 1701

Re: over six months, still NO premium membership!!??**

2016 or 2025 doesn't change company polices on what you can install or not on their equipment. Work policy dictates no personal browsing while at work. You know this John. Even garbage men follow the rule of law. While many people ignore rules on not browsing at work, not all have the privileges re...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6763

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

Religion. Abortion is evil and how dare a women tell a man what to do. And yet in countries that are even more religious we have seen women elected to positions of power. Even in countries previously considered to be characterised by machismo women have risen to the highest office. How were those w...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6763

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

I am quite enjoying the reaction in Europe with the left already doing the exact same things that formed the basis for Trump´s win, attack the white males. Yes and this is the silly thing. While much of the media claims that misogyny helped Trump it ignores the fact that without a large number of w...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6763

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

If you want to say something to people, then it should be we shall change our way of electing our president, since the president is far too often not the person with most Americans behind it. It hasn't happened all that often. In total (if we include this election) five times has the President Elec...

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by KruegerFlaps
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction Time: POTUS Election
Replies: 180
Views: 6042

Re: Prediction Time: POTUS Election

Isn't it a horrible irony that the candidate who has doubted the American democratic principles and cried wolf about a "rigged election system" ends up winning the EC clearly while actually losing the popular vote? Yes, for all the world's media claiming that the US people voted for Trump...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6763

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

Americans voted for Trump simply because few people really like Clinton ... Voting against somebody isn't as big of a motivator for people to go vote than voting for somebody. Strangely enough, an old aphorism has it that Parties don't win elections, Governments lose them. Quite often people will v...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trumps child rape case moves to trial...
Replies: 133
Views: 5327

Re: If Trumps child rape case moves to trial...

So, what would happen if the Child Rape case moves to trial and he loses? My understanding is that the complainant has dropped the charge against Trump. She had earlier pulled out of a press conference at which she was going to go public, according to her lawyers due to threats of violence if she w...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the election will impact US aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 4967

Re: How the election will impact US aviation

Would you ask the same question of a Christian, to reject their faith? Why should someone reject their faith because some people don't like it? I'm not seeing how that's relevant because Trump doesn't have a plan to ban Christians. I'm not saying someone should renounce their faith, only that it co...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27806

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

The company added that it continues to invest in wide-body aircraft to improve efficiency... Source: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/emirates ... 52179.html Funny statement, they never invested in anything else but widebody aircraft.... Oddly enough, Emirates did start out with some single-aisle or ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6763

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

Uneducated and Fox viewers voted for Putin. We have said that over and over again, we were demonized and call all sorts of nasty names. Markets are taking all over the world. "Liberals" will be blamed in the United States of Russia but the only ones to blame are the Fox sheeple. You will ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 198
Views: 6763

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

that is the big question. More a vote against the establishment then for something. Brexit is the same. Interestingly, the vote margin between Trump and Clinton (on current published figures) is far less than the margin for Brexit. There the vote was 52% - 48%. Yet on figures disclosed so far, Trum...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction Time: POTUS Election
Replies: 180
Views: 6042

Re: Prediction Time: POTUS Election

flyingclrs727 wrote:
How much of California's margin for Clinton is due to illegal aliens who have been allowed to vote?

Probably about the same as the number of dead people in Florida who voted for Trump. ;)

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction Time: POTUS Election
Replies: 180
Views: 6042

Re: Prediction Time: POTUS Election

Although the final count hasn't been published, the figures so far are quite interesting. Despite Trump gaining a clear majority in the Electoral College, the popular vote tells a different tale. Trump: 57,664,317 or 47.9% Clinton: 56,976,703 or 47.3% Turnout (Votes counted as percentage of those el...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction Time: POTUS Election
Replies: 180
Views: 6042

Re: Prediction Time: POTUS Election

This is beyond worrying.. Electorates the world over cannot be trusted anymore. I guess it's time to change the electorate to one that is more co-operative. ;) People are not honest when questioned how they will vote, but in the end they will vote much more radical than they say. Brexit, US electio...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the election will impact US aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 4967

Re: How the election will impact US aviation

so Trump would be aware that implementing some of his stated policies could have a negative impact on his bank balance. Do you think this guy is going to give a shit about his bank account after he becomes President?!? He has already said that he would not divest himself of his interests. If he is ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction Time: POTUS Election
Replies: 180
Views: 6042

Re: Prediction Time: POTUS Election

Markets are tanking around the world already in a way that Brexit couldn't do. Markets in Asia and Australia have fallen but they had earlier gained ground in expectation of a Clinton victory. We might want to wait a few days to see if the falls are more serious than some people profit taking. Mean...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the election will impact US aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 4967

Re: How the election will impact US aviation

Clinton win can go either way. ME3 will be allowed to dump more capacity because of her cozy relationship with ME regimes. Unless the US is proposing to shred the bilateral agreement it has with the UAE, any expansion of services by EK or EY would be a simple matter for the airline based on project...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, EK chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances
Replies: 19
Views: 5385

Re: BA, EK chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances

That Tim Clark expresses such a view isn't surprising. He has long argued that formal alliances are restrictive and impede the ability to respond quickly to changing circumstances. Despite that, he and Emirates have shown a willingness to enter into limited partnerships with individual airlines wher...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Baggage Size
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Cabin Baggage Size

In addition to the size restrictions that you mention, there are differences in maximum weight adopted by different airlines. For example, Tiger Air allows 2 pieces with a combined total weight of 7kg, Lufthansa one piece up to 8kg, and Ryanair a generous one bag of 10kg plus a small item. Not only ...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so much hate towards Airbus?
Replies: 17
Views: 3759

Re: Why so much hate towards Airbus?

It's a bit like football. You're either Celtic or Rangers. You back a team unconditionally. ;) Both Airbus and Boeing (or any other manufacturer) have the pluses and some features might be preferable to others depending on what you're looking for. But when one considers that parts are sourced global...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 296465

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Actually, a month or two ago, I remember Safari was showing links to last pages from the threads index, but not anymore. So it seems it was actually removed. If I am not mistaken, the icon next to the thread only changes colour if you are logged in. There is a button at the top of an open thread th...

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by KruegerFlaps
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous moments by single-party fascists recently
Replies: 46
Views: 1986

Re: Most ridiculous moments by single-party fascists recently

Pyrex is saying he/she can't post these things online because the views of half the country have become "unacceptable speech." Which is correct and certainly fits the definition of thought police. You could lose your job, your academic appointment, or certainly future prospects in those a...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Help with adding a photo to a post.
Replies: 9
Views: 2866

Re: Help with adding a photo to a post.

It will need to be a photo that is hosted online. For now, direct from your harddrive to the forum is not possible unfortunately. Hi there. Would you recommend any sites where I could upload photos online, so I could add my pictures to a trip report on the airliners.net website? :) If I were to upl...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If An Aircraft Is En Route to a Nation That Breaks Out In War
Replies: 44
Views: 6925

Re: If An Aircraft Is En Route to a Nation That Breaks Out In War

I guess it would depend on who the combatants are, whether the airline was from a friendly or neutral state, and whether the airspace is considered safe. During the Second World War, Lufthansa was able to maintain scheduled services right up to late 1944 (and even beyond) to places like Malmö, Stock...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt
Replies: 61
Views: 2308

Re: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

Two questions I have is what was the legal authority or law in the UK that allowed the 'Brexit' referendum vote to take place and does it mandate specific actions on the Parliament? The legal authority for the referendum was the European Union Referendum Act 2015 (c 36), passed by the House of Comm...

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by KruegerFlaps
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Director Comey is Eating Crow!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 2104

Re: FBI Director Comey is Eating Crow!!!

Did you read what I wrote? Politics should not play a part in the running of any police force. And yet you say we should not question the political beliefs of anyone in law enforcement. So, which one is it? Both. As you yourself wrote, the personal beliefs of an individual employee is a private mat...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 17957

Re: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class

Ryanair!!! wrote:

Really? Hehehe dare to mention which airline? *wink*

Not mentioning any names but the final Arabic character is ت , ;)

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: European Regionals: C-Series (LX), Saab 2000 (F7) & ERJ135 (BM)
Replies: 6
Views: 5139

Re: European Regionals: C-Series (LX), Saab 2000 (F7) & ERJ135 (BM)

A very interesting report as it features three airlines and three types. The CS1 appears very fresh and bright but I guess that'll tone down after a bit of use. The cabin looks comfortable enough and the curve to the seat-table is a good idea for those among us who have spread a little. The flight-d...

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by KruegerFlaps
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt
Replies: 61
Views: 2308

Re: Court ruling throws Brexit process into doubt

On the referendum literature the Govt sent to every household in the UK it said.... "This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide." That was the declared intention but the Government, had it actually been planning on a Brexit, should have been aware of the possibil...

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by KruegerFlaps
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 17957

Re: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class

Very entertaining trip report showing both the pluses and the minuses of MH. Interesting to see the different attitudes displayed by various crew members and your description of the duct tape reminds me of some of the cabins on a certain airline from the UAE. You seem to have covered quite a bit of ...

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