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by AtomicGarden
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12074

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

There is a similar situation in ben gurion. There are 2 terminals: T1 and T3. T2 was demolished and T4 was never used. It's also a bit confusing because T3 is several times larger than T1. I've read about this type of confusion on this thread and still cannot relate to it. If I'm flying from T3, wh...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 38
Views: 7665

Re: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved

With the more than likely return of the Peronists to power, I wouldn't count on that.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)

That airport looks designed for ugly and scary landings (for non pilots like me).

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12074

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

GOOD LORD! you Brits have the most awesome musicians in modern history. No need to try 'n find a politician worth of an airport, just go Liverpool style and name somewhere after David Bowie or Freddie Mercury (I would very much like to travel to Lemmy Kilmister airport, or even better, Bruce Dickins...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone selling a flyable YS-11 on internet auction
Replies: 11
Views: 3938

Re: Someone selling a flyable YS-11 on internet auction

One of the ugliest a/c I've seen. I rather keep my 40k (well if I had them).

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund of Seat Selection Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2738

Re: Refund of Seat Selection Fee

I'm a travel arranger and booked a flight and paid for a seat selection to Comfort Plus on DL. But later, I paid for an upgrade to business class. Now, DL is refusing to refund the seat selection fee. Is this even legal? Well, they are not in the wrong. If you willfully bought something that says &...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12074

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

East, South, etc. I thought it was only the Americans who had a thing for cardinal points.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18372

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

Do they use the same crew from HKG to JFK or was there a swap at YVR? silly question I know but I don't know much about LH crew scheduling. Always thought these flights had a crew that made a stop at YVR, the proceed to JFK for a layover and then start all over. Probably can't do much more than 2 m...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18372

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

Do they use the same crew from HKG to JFK or was there a swap at YVR? silly question I know but I don't know much about LH crew scheduling. Always thought these flights had a crew that made a stop at YVR, the proceed to JFK for a layover and then start all over. Probably can't do much more than 2 ma...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13103

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

Right, wrong, or indifferent, you cannot legally ask a person with an emotional support or service animal to leave the airplane because of another passenger’s allergy. You try to make a reasonable accommodation such as reassigning the allergic person to another seat, or in a worst case scenario, an...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 77W vs A35K capacity
Replies: 27
Views: 6635

Re: 77W vs A35K capacity

I am 5´7 and not overweight, I find the 10 abreast 777, simply a torture chamber, since it is used for more than 8 hour flights... Id gladly pay 200 each way more just for that 2 extra inches Best Regards TRB Totally. I'm not long but I am broad shouldered and it SUCKED! people who say it is an ins...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 18723

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

Argentina is going into economic meltdown so it’s only natural to cut a route to EZE. United still flies there from Houston. UA May have a perception problem with Newark in Argentina since they associate JFK as New York’s international airport. yet tourism was increasing (at least until the last el...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16149

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

I don't think he was taken out of context (the usual excuse for those who cannot explain something), but maybe he didn't say it literally. Otherwise they couldn't be flying at all, could they.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6467

Re: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back

Quite amusing, now we know nobody got hurt. Question, when pushing or towing, is there always someone at the copckpit, for this very reason? could the plane have been empty? If you're using a tow-bar, a person qualified to ride the brakes must be present in the cockpit. If you're using a TBL, and d...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion
Replies: 40
Views: 7427

Re: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador left open the possibility that the government acquires the extinct Mexicana de Aviacion, as long as they have the funds and it is something viable in cost-benefit.


They probably don't have either, so that's likely a confirmation :biggrin:

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6467

Re: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back

Quite amusing, now we know nobody got hurt. Question, when pushing or towing, is there always someone at the copckpit, for this very reason? could the plane have been empty?

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 18723

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

Surprisingly, for the NW 19/20 AA will be the only airline flying EZE-NYC. AR i believe is suspending be route for the upcoming winter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk AR will be doing it 4x w, the other 3 days the plane will be used on the EZE-MCO route. AR has not spare capacity with the A330/...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 18723

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

What's the customer base for the route? Mostly Argentina POS with some NYC business (financial, mostly) thrown in for good measure. Sorry, but what does POS mean? like point of origin? in that case, I would've thought it was the other way around, mostly Americans. Which actually with the devaluated...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pilots' strike. Flights take off
Replies: 27
Views: 3495

Re: Ryanair pilots' strike. Flights take off

I love airplanes, but hate how the union bargaining process has become so adversarial that instead of working together to make a win for everybody it instead turns in to an "its all about me" mentality by both sides that leads to one side or the other saying it's my way or I strike/lockou...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9769

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

i think that speed is unlikely, but not impossible to achieve. I don´t think the whole project makes sense though. best regards Thomas You're wrong There is no possibility of it going faster than 2,000 mph at low altitude. None And you think a Bold "none" sattles it? Lots of things went f...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 11948

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Advertising that "we'll fly to the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture for 2019 -- in 2020" doesn't work too well either. Booze and food are part of my "to do" list in any country I visit. I'll be in the UK next year and plan to visit many pubs and drink some scotch, even if ...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8197

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Well maybe we should ask Air China and see what they have to say about it... "Air China’s logo consists of an artistic Phoenix pattern, the Chinese name of the airline written in calligraphy by former national leader Mr. Deng Xiaoping, and "AIR CHINA" written in English. The phoenix l...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8197

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

SoCalPilot wrote:
seansasLCY wrote:
Regarding Air China, their logo is actually a stylised VIP.

It's actually both a stylized Phoenix and VIP.


I cannot see a VIP in that logo. One needs a lot of imagination.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza
Replies: 21
Views: 3490

Re: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Not related to the sponsorship deal, but I just have to ask, how does two NFL teams share one stadium?

It's like Arsenal & Chelsea sharing Emirates Stadium - kinda weird.


Milan and Inter share the Giuseppe Meazza. So do Lazio and Roma. Flamengo and Fluminense in Brazil too. It's not uncommon.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 84
Views: 12132

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

LH506 wrote:
Spantax a European Airline in the 70‘s/80‘s had a terrible reputation. I think they used DC9s


What a terrible name for an airline, in particular a Spanish one (it sounds too close to 'espantoso/a', like frightening, or hideous),

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11375

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

As (I presume) one of the younger aviation enthusiasts on A.net, (Gen-Z) I say boo hoo to all those that are complaining about the inconvenience or insignificance of such a ban. It's people my age and younger that are changing to eco-friendlier habits one step at a time - and it's my generation or ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 4103

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

Maybe this is a silly question, but can any A32X be built in those assembly lines? or a A320 line is gonna be A320 only, and so on?

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?
Replies: 41
Views: 7750

Re: Chengdu J-20 potential DPRK export?

China tolerates North Korea. The US hates North Korea. And the US and China tolerate each other with relations dipping that much lower every month. Any country that gives any kind of military hardware will be met with huge sanctions from the US, China is no exception. From the Chinese perspective t...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3273

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

Why aren't the cabin crew male models Japanese? that's odd

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7021

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

f1restate wrote:
Did he really go through that industrial x-ray machine ? Poor kid.

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk


Why? aren't pets suppossed to go through the same machine? is it harmful, or just scary?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 19684

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

If every woman would hit her man with a laptop when he looked at other females, laptops would get banned from flights.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33860

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

I apologise in advance for highjacking this thread, but I'm gonna take a quick advantage of it. What would you recommend to fly from MAD to EDI? are there non stop flights? I rather not making any stops but maybe LHR is inevitable Nevermind me please. The replies were erased, I guess the moderators...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 33860

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

I apologise in advance for highjacking this thread, but I'm gonna take a quick advantage of it. What would you recommend to fly from MAD to EDI? are there non stop flights? I rather not making any stops but maybe LHR is inevitable

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12750

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Envoy is not a mainline Flight Attendant As frequently stated on this site, regional FAs are not humans and therefore deserve no sympathy and none of the rights given to mainline FAs. The bite must hurt less since regional FAs are less than human Also, it was on an AA partner so they probably had i...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 183
Views: 15133

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

janders wrote:
First frame arrives in Haneda

Image


OI'll never like JAL's livery but at least the all white suits the A350 very nicely. Goes to show what a well proportioned machine it is. Oh and those wingtipfenceletsdevices!

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 25822

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

Say, for instance, you bought a MIA-LAX-MIA ticket in American as it was the cheapest option: 200$ return, 100$ each way. You show up in MIA and they tell you: unfortunatelly, the flight you bought has been cancelled. No reason, just cancelled. We can offer to put you in the next available flight b...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 25822

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

The company is cheating you when they don't allow you to fly a segment for which you have already paid! Why can't I cheat the company? I repeat: they were the ones to set the price. I accepted and paid. If it was too cheap, how can I be responsible? Yeah, but don't forget that a ticket is also a bi...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 25822

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

Otherwise, start paying more. That will solve the issue. Do you think you are paying little? After you add all the "add ons" in Subway, your sandwich certainly cost a hundred bucks. Do you think we are paying cheap? A return flight, LAX-MIA, is over 500U$S. That's a lot of money, for a ec...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 9942

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I see better dressed people at the supermarket, but I don't find this outfit reason enough to kick her out. However, really, people should try to look more respectable when flying and when in public in general. I'm not gonna force them to wear anything and certainly not gonna treat them as less than...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 34
Views: 7825

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Is this the first time an A380 is used in EZE on a anyhing that is not a promotional flight by Airbus? I don't remember even EK using it as a replacement aircraft.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1430
Views: 339588

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

So in the end the employees get pay cuts, lay offs and a decrease in airplanes and routes. Are these small enough to be accepted by the unions?

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3817

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

musman9853 wrote:
no way in hell airbus gets banned from gov contracts. they'll get a slap on the wrist. executives never really go to jail.


How about a nice, hefty fine? probably close or more than a billion. Now that'd hurt them.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6684

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Actually, the airline has said in the past they would base (up to 4) some A321LR in Argentina. That may seem a good place to start. I am also certain that Norwegian is watching very closely the "aircraft interchange" MO that LATAM wants approved if their EZE-MIA flights are to continue be...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6684

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

A lot of talks about route, but I want to know which aircraft they'd be using. is Norwegian Argentina expecting anything else than 737s? or does the MAX have the legs to fly non stop? Actually, the airline has said in the past they would base (up to 4) some A321LR in Argentina. That may seem a good...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6684

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

A lot of talks about route, but I want to know which aircraft they'd be using. is Norwegian Argentina expecting anything else than 737s? or does the MAX have the legs to fly non stop?

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 16910

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Meanwhile, at TK's HQ:

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WAIT WHAT????!!!!!

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

On my last flights we were given single jack earphones. I refused them but my hoarder of a GF took them and used them. 4 earphones which are lying at some dark drawer at home. Of course, she has an iDiotphone which has that ridiculous propietary jack, but she only needed one! I think earphones shoul...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 177
Views: 12005

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Stitch wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
I'd still prefer the current scheme because it is iconic and world-recognized.


In 20 years someone will say that the AF1 livery should be changed and some other dude (probably an airnetter) replying with your exact same words. I myself quite like it.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR return to MCO in December
Replies: 32
Views: 3186

Re: AR return to MCO in December

I was always under the impression NYC was a popular destination for Argentinos. I am very surprised by this, Aerolineas I assumed was the preferred carrier for those traveling north as well as Argentinians in the tri sate heading home for summer holidays. Anywho, best of luck to AR. Sent from my iP...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3778

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Why stop at Wal Mart? sue the asses of everything with the word Jet!

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