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by Antarius
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5361

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

Epstein sold the 727-200 just weeks before his arrest. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/epstein-sold-lolita-express-weeks-arrest-court-document That is a -100, not -200. Never let that facts get in the way of a good story. There are a few other planes with sorid pasts that have managed to ...

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by Antarius
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death
Replies: 21
Views: 5361

Re: What happens to Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft following his death

They will likely be sold by his estate. It’s no different than any other asset that someone owns when they die. Right. Standard process upon death. Who really cares? Nothing to see here. Move along. And what if it is impounded due to investigation? This is a legit topic of discussion. You are free ...

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10938

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

Such public notoriety is tough and knowing the resiliency of flight attendants, I am sure she will be able to lift herself up from the makings of her mishap the previous night before. There is absolutely no excuse for this, but we really do not know the circumstances that lead her down this path in...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Pakistan Airspace closed for Indian Flights yet again
Replies: 17
Views: 4628

Re: Pakistan Airspace closed for Indian Flights yet again

sonicruiser wrote:
They should never have reopened it in the first place.


Not only broke, but let's be petty too?

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by Antarius
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 3731

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

No airspace restrictions now, perhaps AI was hoping it will be lifted soon when they announced this flight and now that came true. Now it seems it "maybe" back again. Back to square one, aren't we? Not back to square one and there is no restrictions on airspace.People are spreading false ...

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by Antarius
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions
Replies: 65
Views: 20202

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

fessor wrote:
xwb777 wrote:
Here is my thought:

A321NEO
A339/A359/A3510
B779

If they need aircraft within 2-3 years, the A330-900 is there.


TG doesn't need B779, so if any Boeing planes it will be B787s.



Since when has TG used common sense or commonality to determine their fleet composition?

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by Antarius
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 27
Views: 6965

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

airportugal310 wrote:
A 777 with 400 seats is hardly a "palace", but more power to them


My thoughts exactly.

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2860

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

With Delhi being the capital, and AI owed by the Indian government, that should be self explanatory. . With a bit of thought and initiative (something AI has never had) they should have had a hub in BOM to rival DEL or something akin to LH at FRA & MUC. As soon as the Indian LCCs get wise with ...

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 351
Views: 65640

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

This has been a long time coming both DL and NRT. NRT is the Washington Dulles of Japan, an isolated crap airport that happened to be critical because the airport of choice is limited. With the JV with KL and the expansion of HND, NRT is, well, IAD.

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by Antarius
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire Reported at SFO UAL Maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 6253

Re: Fire Reported at SFO UAL Maintenance

Flew out of SFO 3 hours ago and didnt notice anything at all.

Seems like it was handled quickly. Glad to hear no injuries or major damage.

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 14260

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

. I do not see how hiring more security would prevent an active shooter situation as someone can make it from the curb to the walkway above the security checkpoints in less than a minute, only a better designed security area can help prevent that. This crazy renovation being the solution to gun vio...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer as Boeing 8170
Replies: 9
Views: 3611

Re: Embraer as Boeing 8170

They dont operate any E170s anymore IIRC, only E190s.

So, inkling towards a typo.

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones
Replies: 17
Views: 2725

Re: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones

Singapore Airlines

Emirates, QR also. Any small geographic country with money/economy and a large airline. Likely several more.

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by Antarius
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

NWAESC wrote:
The Judge.. Parker.. now the pilots. Boof is running out of people to point the finger at.


This thread feels like the angry drunk at a street corner yelling at everything that passes.

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 14260

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

This so called great hall is such a waste no one wanted it but the airport ceo and city. Now it looks like it will be in development hell for the foreseeable future. It’s sad to think they could have focused on what the airport really needs. (More gates and a bigger international arrivals hall) I u...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 14260

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

It's a mess. And as someone who lives in Denver and DEN is my home airport, I still fail to see the need for the project. Not sure why anyone would want to stop to hang out in the Great Hall before or after a flight or while connecting at DEN. This. DEN was a nice airport already (albeit far away)....

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 14260

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

How does a renovation of a large hall of a relatively new airport (by US standards) take 7 years.

I mean, #berlinbrandenburg much?

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14895

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Hypocrisy. Either believe in the justice system or dont. Who is suing is meaningless as anyone can sue anyone.

Logic is clearly wasted here while peddling a propaganda agenda, but nice try shilling.

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Declining
Replies: 28
Views: 4704

Re: First Class Declining

And a simultaneously functioning workspace, I’ve flown F on the AA 773 & a321T and honestly the differentiator in my mind was the fact that I could keep my work out and setup while enjoying the meal, it requires a lot of swiveling back and forth, but was manageable compared to the J seats. Sadl...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 14895

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

And you all blame the unions, now you see how AA doesn’t care about its workers. https://apnews.com/f22148f70fe84c29933bcf709ee7433c If AA screwed up, then they will be punished - no problem with that. My issue is that now all of a sudden courts are acceptable, while when the judge slapped down a T...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing following in the footsteps of their former competitor, McDonnell Douglas?
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

Re: Is Boeing following in the footsteps of their former competitor, McDonnell Douglas?

Bankruptcy... seriously? Have you looked at their quarterly statements?

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8199

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

I will say that MIA has apparently gone from one of AA’s more profitable hubs to now apparently treading water at best. If that’s not a sign that there is trouble, then what is? How is that apparent, please? Parker has stated that it is not one of their more profitable hubs. Also, Brasil and Argent...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will VLA return? Twin limits?
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Will VLA return? Twin limits?

The only argument against quad jets then is made by the monopolistic big state carriers that don't want to compete against smaller city state carriers that can use big airplanes to keep the competition honest This is the ONLY argument? Right. The 777X, 77W and 35K are VLA jets anyways. Quads are de...

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by Antarius
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8199

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

Recently, Belo Horizonte and La Paz... not sure when they cut Recife. They also left VCP sometime back, had one flight a day there from DFW. The Brazilian economy tanking lead to AA pulling back as demand for seats receded, so for now they've suspended routes but may return when demand comes back a...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Doug and his team have/are destroying AA. It’s the employees who generate the revenue, not the executives. And /thread. This shows for certain that you have no interest in discussing the topic at hand and instead choose to repeat propaganda over and over again. It is the truth, business and premium...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Boof02671 wrote:
Doug and his team have/are destroying AA.

It’s the employees who generate the revenue, not the executives.


And /thread.

This shows for certain that you have no interest in discussing the topic at hand and instead choose to repeat propaganda over and over again.

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

How can so many negotiating groups demand industry leading contracts when, in reality, they are not leading their industry by any metric? It's only possible for one company/group to lead an industry so doesn't logic suggest that they should benefit more than other companies/groups that perform wors...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan PM Imran Khan flying QR to IAD
Replies: 10
Views: 2978

Re: Pakistan PM Imran Khan flying QR to IAD

What about his staff and security detail? Is he carrying a business delegation too? And everyone is going to stay at the Ambassador's residence? What about security implication. Also flying commercial will take longer, what about the cost due to loss of working hours of the Prime Minister and all t...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23804

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

No one is saying American is perfect and doesnt screw up. That said, tripe like this deranged delusional rant in the article dilute valid complaints by others. There are plenty of legit screwups that dont need noise by this whiny loon. That sounds like a typical AA opinion of its (paying) passenger...

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by Antarius
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23804

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Next time fly Southwest, they do not have annoying policies like this. Plans change, just cancel and rebook, no fuss. My AA hell story is getting force downgraded out of revenue first class. Then being required to pay a baggage check fee. Having to request a refund because I guess they thought I wo...

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by Antarius
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

It’s funny. It’s like climate change. Their is absolutely no way to actually gauge what is normal performance and what is abnormal. You can’t force someone to accept overtime especially if they have to pick up theirs child. It’s just AA flexing muscles and using intimidation tactics. The judge does...

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by Antarius
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Why don’t you stick to facts. Association letter to the FAA and a copy of the modified TRO where the judge ordered targets to be met for fleet launch. https://iam141.org/association-update-4/ No part affects the core premise that the judge sided with AA and against the union. Tell me, why would a j...

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by Antarius
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Refute each point. The Judge didn't force the union to fine its members; he/she told them to get them in line. The Judge didn't order the AMTs to violate the FARs; he/she told them to stop BSing. The Judge didn't force the AMTs to work OT or take field trips; he/she told them to stop BSing and appl...

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by Antarius
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Refute each point. The Judge didn't force the union to fine its members; he/she told them to get them in line. The Judge didn't order the AMTs to violate the FARs; he/she told them to stop BSing. The Judge didn't force the AMTs to work OT or take field trips; he/she told them to stop BSing and appl...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Airbus will no doubt be sorry they didn't get this deal, but they'll survive. BA can proudly move back to 737's for the next 25 years. The board, crews and passengers will love it. This is the kind of rubbish that ruins the board. Inability to see any semblance of nuance. Where does it say anything...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Airbus will no doubt be sorry they didn't get this deal, but they'll survive. BA can proudly move back to 737's for the next 25 years. The board, crews and passengers will love it. This is the kind of rubbish that ruins the board. Inability to see any semblance of nuance. Where does it say anything...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I am a frequent flyer with BA as I just live between Heathrow and Gatwick. This will change as soon as a route I want to get on is served by a MAX. I will not put my family in a MAX. To each their own I guess. Personally if I had the chance I would be happy to fly on the MAX with my family tomorrow...

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by Antarius
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/iag-chief-says-frustration-with-airbus-a-factor-in-boeing-purchase-1.3955112 Listening to the IAG chief, to qualify this oder as a sign of confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX seems a bit far fetched. Willie (a 737 pilot) is in a weak negotiatio...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 100612

Re: AF to order A220

VV wrote:
Do you think there has been a kind of interference of the French government?


Is there any indication of it?

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 100612

Re: AF to order A220

So KLM signed an LoI for E2 and AFR would order A220. That's interesting. Is it? KLM has always been Boeing dominant and AF has been Airbus. Air France operates 70 777s, which is 35% of their fleet. So not really and they certainly arent looking at A vs B numbers to make fleet decisions. The A220 m...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 100612

Re: AF to order A220

kimimm19 wrote:
VV wrote:
kimimm19 wrote:

Is it?

KLM has always been Boeing dominant and AF has been Airbus.


E2 is not Boeing (yet), is it?


Well as good as with how it influences regional jet orders...


Let's not get carried away here. There are benefits to fleet diversity that dont need conspiracy theories.

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American’s Flagship Business: What’s next?
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Re: American’s Flagship Business: What’s next?

The Zodiac Cirrus on the 77W is still the best J seat in the sky, IMO.

AA has a lot of flaws, soft product, operations, but their WB hard product (save for the soon to be retired 767 fleet) still grossly surpasses the others

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Not quicker? There were 234 NEOs delivered this year till June. This more than double compared to the 110 last year. MAX dropped from 89 to 57 with no deliveries in Q2. There are good reasons to go for at least 2 suppliers and the MAX grounding is clearly showing it, but WW timing and reasoning is ...

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9575

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

Waterbomber2 wrote:
, the climate control was set so low (to save on bleed air and money)


This makes no sense. Physics.

Waterbomber2 wrote:
People vote with their wallets, JAL's huge profits are proof of that.


At the risk of introducing facts into the discussion, KL is the profitable one in the AFKL group.

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by Antarius
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Not so long ago, Airbus had quite a glider collection piled up at Toulouse themselves, so Airbus has been wise not to "scoreboard" over the 737 mess Quite correct. NEO deliveries are not getting any quicker with the continuing GTF and LEAP-1A design and production challenges. Not quicker?...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

The issue is that the CEO ordered a non airworthy aircraft, not that he ordered an American aircraft. Is this the first time a large western airline/conglomerate has ordered a non airworthy aircraft? by the time it'll be delivered, it'll be airworthy. By the time it`s delivered, Walsh may have move...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 24078

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

The issue is that the CEO ordered a non airworthy aircraft, not that he ordered an American aircraft. Is this the first time a large western airline/conglomerate has ordered a non airworthy aircraft? by the time it'll be delivered, it'll be airworthy. Or, if not, IAG will walk away. It's a simple b...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The Judge can’t force the union to fine its members, it’s against the RLA The Judge can’t order an AMT to violate the FARs The Judge can’t force an AMT to work OT or take field trips. The Unions know this Judge will rule against them, that’s why their is an Appeals Court. Ah, so this judge is now g...

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by Antarius
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 30163

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

And the FAA has put both parties on notice, which is the union’s leverage. Both sides met in court a week ago. the judge came down even harder after that. Other than wishful thinking, there is no leverage. The Judge can’t force the union to fine its members, it’s against the RLA The Judge can’t ord...

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