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by P1aneMad
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter
Replies: 39
Views: 4791

Re: Norwegian reports strong growth in a seasonally weak first quarter

Didn't get it. Is the relevant, comparable loss -46.2 million NOK (Welcome back!) or -1.986 million NOK (Good bye)? If I am getting this correctly does that mean that they actually lost 204 million Euros this last quarter? If we take out the one time benefit of reevaluating those shares? This is a ...

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by P1aneMad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D.C. Councilman says Jews control the weather
Replies: 21
Views: 951

Re: D. C black Democrat congressman says Jews control the weather

If Jews controlled the weather Israel would have a lot more rainfall than it does.


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by P1aneMad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 16476

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

LM is essentially proposing a brand new aircraft. With all the costs and YEARS in development, testing and validation that it entails.

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by P1aneMad
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years
Replies: 37
Views: 4502

Re: India calls quits to 5th-gen FGFA collaboration with Russia after 11 years

It was more than obvious that Russia only involved India in order to finance the jet's development with Indian money. And at the same time keep all the technology patents and source codes for itself. I think India should have negotiated a much better deal than the one it got. It is too late now thou...

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by P1aneMad
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9997

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

China to open auto market as trade tensions simmer - China will scrap a limit on foreign ownership of automotive ventures by 2022 in a major policy shift to open up the world’s biggest car market, even as trade tensions simmer between Washington and Beijing. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china...

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by P1aneMad
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India looks to start new fighter competition
Replies: 84
Views: 15611

Re: India looks to start new fighter competition

Almost seems tailored for the F/A-18 this time around. News reports have stated the Super Hornet is the winner. What news reports actually say is that Boeing will be partnering with Indian manufactures Mahindra and HAL to make the aircraft in India in case they win the bid. But the winner won't be ...

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by P1aneMad
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 116
Views: 23943

Re: The future of Etihad

Larnaca (LCA) Cyprus as well. And in dozens of other airports it has greatly reduced capacities and frequencies.

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by P1aneMad
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2982

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

Wtf does that have to do with this lady? She was not a "gangbanger" by any means. Reading comprehension is not your strongest suit, right? An evil person, bent on hurting people will get a gun and will use it. No matter what the law says. They really don't give a crap about "safe spa...

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by P1aneMad
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2982

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

Lol, considering that she was reported as missing by family and found sleeping in a parking lot, it sounds like she suffered from severe mental illness. The big question is where did she buy that gun when she was so obviously sick in the head? Did she travel to Nevada? Or did she buy it in californ...

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by P1aneMad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2982

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

If we could just make world hunger, strife, disease and conflict go away the world would be heaven on Earth. Just one big happy family singing Kumbaya. Sadly some of us chose to face reality. You can keep wishing for world peace though! https://media.giphy.com/media/asEm2KzUOQIRW/giphy-facebook_s.jpg

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by P1aneMad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2982

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

Lol, considering that she was reported as missing by family and found sleeping in a parking lot, it sounds like she suffered from severe mental illness. The big question is where did she buy that gun when she was so obviously sick in the head? Did she travel to Nevada? Or did she buy it in californ...

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by P1aneMad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9997

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

China eventually will have to accept fairer trade conditions, start respecting intellectual property rights etc. I hope you're being ironic, though you do say fair er , which basically is everything better than the current situation. Cold, hard facts are not "ironic" or anything else. The...

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by P1aneMad
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9997

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

China has a trade SURPLUS with the US to the tune of $566 billion U.S. ANNUALLY. No matter how some want to see Trump losing this standoff with China it just won't happen. Because it can't. China simply has much, much more to lose than the US. China eventually will have to accept fairer trade condit...

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by P1aneMad
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4570

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

JoKeR wrote:
Is the aircraft considered a territory of the state of origin?

No of course not!

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by P1aneMad
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ATH-EWR performance?
Replies: 23
Views: 7007

Re: EK ATH-EWR performance?

Air Transat also serves ATH from both YYZ and YUL. I guess the other question is how did it affect UA's and DL's nonstops? If it grew the market by a good amount, then great. If people just shifted airlines, then not so great. Well this pretty much answers it: According to a Greek publication, in it...

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by P1aneMad
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 6333

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

ATH has about 50 airlines serving it year-round.

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by P1aneMad
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6310

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

Wizz, Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet, Pegasus, Transavia, Vueling, Blue Air, Wow, etc., have a 19% share of TLV's seats this month. Wizz is #1 with nearly 55,000 seats this month across 17 routes. easyJet is #2 with nearly 48,000 seats across 13 routes. Very interesting data. Could you please share so...

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by P1aneMad
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6310

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

Wizz, Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet, Pegasus, Transavia, Vueling, Blue Air, Wow, etc., have a 19% share of TLV's seats this month. Wizz is #1 with nearly 55,000 seats this month across 17 routes. easyJet is #2 with nearly 48,000 seats across 13 routes. Very interesting data. Could you please share so...

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by P1aneMad
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 6333

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

O&D market is very small to support such a route. The old state-run Cyprus Airways had purchased 2 A330s with the intent of flying to the US. Thankfully saner heads prevailed and instead they settled for a code-share agreement with Virgin Atlantic who picked up CY pax at LHR and moved them forwa...

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by P1aneMad
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India looks to start new fighter competition
Replies: 84
Views: 15611

Re: India looks to start new fighter competition

Same reason as Su-35 but I did include above as a maybe. The tender is likely to be for a medium sized aircraft. India already has a large Su-30MKI fleet and are seeking a smaller aircraft that complements that fleet and will sit above the Tejas. Isn't Rafale's acquisition supposed to cover this ne...

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by P1aneMad
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rafale Scam set to explode in India! Deal in trouble?
Replies: 68
Views: 6413

Re: Rafale Scam set to explode in India! Deal in trouble?

BawliBooch wrote:
With a new govt expected to come in in 2019

Is India really going to get a different government in 2019?Is the current one that unpopular?
Ans also, which opposition party is going to win the 2019 elections?

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by P1aneMad
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India looks to start new fighter competition
Replies: 84
Views: 15611

Re: India looks to start new fighter competition

So which aircraft can we expect to participate in this contest? Is there a cap on cost per airframe?
If not both a Gripen and an F-35 can compete.

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by P1aneMad
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian's strategy for 2018-2019?
Replies: 33
Views: 6521

Re: Austrian's strategy for 2018-2019?

Seems pretty odd to me with so many people from the former Yugoslavian countries that now live in Switzerland. We are talking big numbers. Are they driving back home? Or take the train or something?

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by P1aneMad
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance
Replies: 32
Views: 1073

Re: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance

Why are the Chinese allowed to own 100% of an American based company and factory but they only allow 50% ownership of a China based company and factory for non Chinese entities?

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by P1aneMad
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport
Replies: 51
Views: 9419

Re: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport

The moment I saw the thread title I knew it would have been in America!

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by P1aneMad
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does "Brexit" include "Leaving the European single market"?
Replies: 60
Views: 2111

Re: Does "Brexit" include "Leaving the European single market"?

Maybe a way to avoid construction of border checks between Norther Ireland and the Republic would be to check all flights and ferries coming from the the NI to Britain for illegal migrants.
That would "trap" them in N.I. though.

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by P1aneMad
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague
Replies: 59
Views: 9078

Re: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague

And you base that on what exactly? Common sense and simple arithmetic. Gotcha, so just an opinion, not an analysis. Riiiiight, you need to make a detailed analysis to figure out that an airline with 88 fairly young aircraft will have some difficulty growing its operations by 450% in order to absorb...

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by P1aneMad
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 5145

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft

Do we have any rough estimate about the size of India's aviation passenger market in terms of no. of pax?
Really, how big is it so that QR or anyone else can just "drop" 100 extra frames to it and NOT lose their shirt?

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by P1aneMad
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India looks to start new fighter competition
Replies: 84
Views: 15611

Re: India looks to start new fighter competition

Wasn't the Tejas supposed to form the backbone of the single engined fleet of the IAF? What happened to this plan? I thought that the Tejas 2 (or some such) version of this bird with AESA radar and with a second assembly line would cover all the replacements of MiG and Jaguar squadrons. Any more inf...

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by P1aneMad
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opening of Cairo's Second International Airport SPX
Replies: 22
Views: 3919

Re: Opening of Cairo's Second International Airport SPX

Any info as to when the works at Alexandria's ALY airport going to finish? Or HBE is going to continue being the sole commercial airport of the city?
Many thanks for all info.

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by P1aneMad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon miscategorizing clothing with its color filters?
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: Amazon miscategorizing clothing with its color filters?

I think the issue is serious enough that Congress should deal with it!
We should all write letters to our congressman and notify him of this color miscategorization.
If we don't things might get far worse than pink shirts. Amazon could start ordering A330 freighters for all we know. Oh the humanity!

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by P1aneMad
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211793

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Hey, they are ripping off TAROM's livery!

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by P1aneMad
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Labor issues at jetblue
Replies: 11
Views: 3005

Re: Labor issues at jetblue

https://tinyurl.com/yblz5ewz
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SamYeager2016 wrote:
P1aneMad wrote:
Spirit pilots apparently will be getting a 43% rise come March.


Perhaps you could enlighten us where you heard this?

Here you go: https://tinyurl.com/yblz5ewz

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by P1aneMad
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Labor issues at jetblue
Replies: 11
Views: 3005

Re: Labor issues at jetblue

Spirit pilots apparently will be getting a 43% rise come March.
There is a disparity between demand for professional pilots and availability. The market dictates that wages will increase substantially for carriers that so far had a significant wage cost advantage vs their peers..

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by P1aneMad
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 20282

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

I believe the transatlantic market from US and Canada to Greece has never been bigger. Apart from the direct flights a whole lot more fly via some European hub airport to either ATH or to the 30-40 other Greek airports. What is hampering further growth especially during the Summer months is not so m...

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by P1aneMad
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia CEO resigns
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

Re: Air Serbia CEO resigns

santi319 wrote:
If Serbia was in the EU, Air Serbia could do a megahub in BEG and establish itself as the biggest and best Eastern/Southern European airline.


LOL dude!

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by P1aneMad
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Because of you: hotel occupancy rate in Burundi is only 10%
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: Because of you: hotel occupancy rate in Burundi is only 10%

Dude I fail to see how it is mine or anyone else's fault that Burundi has so low hotel occupancy rates. Nobody has any responsibility to visit Burundi and spend their hard earned dollars there. It is Burundi that needs to become an attractive destination for travelers and especially business investo...

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by P1aneMad
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catalan government declares independence from Spain: BBC
Replies: 70
Views: 2703

Re: Catalan government declares independence from Spain: BBC

There is a lot to indicate that only a minority of die-hard independence seekers bothered to turn up, and that minority now gets to decide the fate of the entire region. . Like those hundreds of thousands people currently protesting the declaration of independence in the streets of Barcelona? Oh wa...

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by P1aneMad
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 37599

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

Somehow the resident Indian Defense Brigades will spin this incident as Air Canada's fault, the West's in general fault and definitely the 787's fault!

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by P1aneMad
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10692

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

How many already employed pilots would leave their jobs for FR's pay and conditions? Not many I suppose and that also contributes to their current predicament. FR is not an airline you aspire going to after you log hours someplace else. It is the definition of an airline where you leave like a bat o...

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by P1aneMad
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10692

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

MOL at least made the wise decision all those years ago to stick with 737s while almost everyone else in Europe went for A320 narrowbody fleets.
Imagine the pilot attrition FR would be experiencing right now if its crews were A320 rated!

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by P1aneMad
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Librarian Rejected Dr Seuss Books Donated by Melania Trump
Replies: 16
Views: 1290

Re: Librarian Rejected Dr Seuss Books Donated by Melania Trump

Dr. Seuss's books are racist? Really now?

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by P1aneMad
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 10000

Re: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts

The resident MOL bootlicker is very amusing! Keep them coming love.

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by P1aneMad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 1529

Re: German elections: exitpolls

Who could possibly have thought that effectively abolishing border and emigration controls would result in massive election gains for extreme right/neo Nazis? I am shocked, shocked I tell you! You can stuff being shocked as there is no (real) connection. What you see is lesser educated people think...

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by P1aneMad
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 1529

Re: German elections: exitpolls

Who could possibly have thought that effectively abolishing border and emigration controls would result in massive election gains for extreme right/neo Nazis?
I am shocked, shocked I tell you!

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