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by lightsaber
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

There is no way society tolerates continued lockdowns over a choice, in my opinion. Lightsaber I think the term lockdown has become overly politically toxic. Placing, people institutions, or areas into isolation, is a classic epidemiological control measure and should never be blanket ruled out, Th...

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Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 123
Views: 3410

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Good. It's either that or turn them away from the hospitals. The former is the more ethical way to go about it while ensuring that their selfishness and lack of social solidarity doesn't weigh on society as a whole too much. To build on your comment. Morale in the hospitals is horrible. At my relat...

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by lightsaber
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 89
Views: 15005

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

I'm not saying RJs will disappear, the fraction of the market they occupy is just shrinking. In particular as the MAX, NEO, and A220 nicely dropped per passenger costs going forward. Lightsaber The counter argument to that would be that with the increased cost of fuel taxation and/or SAF percentage...

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by lightsaber
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Another alternative possibility I think of is that, since vaccine reduced the virus' severity, it might allow the virus to continue to mutate to become much more and more and more deadly before being penalized by the natural law of selection. That is absolutely not true, thats not how vaccines work...

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by lightsaber
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?
Replies: 89
Views: 15005

Re: A220 vs E-195E2 in 2021, market battle finally won by Airbus ?

More and more the A220 looks like a A319 and A320 follow on program to me. A more efficient mainline aircraft for big airlines. This leaves the A321neo to become the base of a growing own family with bigger wing. It will be interesting to see how Airbus integrates the totally different A220 cockpit...

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by lightsaber
Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

If the disease is less mild in the acute stage, but still produces substantial long term organ damage, that's still not good. Any chance that omicron will not have that effect? Can it be expected that as the virus mutates it gradually becomes less damaging to organs? I don't have a clue. PS Did you...

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by lightsaber
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Is anyone seeing anything more on Omicron severity? In Australia we've only identified 8 cases to date - 7 adults and one child. All the adults have been fully vaccinated, the child too young to be vaccinated. 6 of the 8 adults have been asymptomatic (returned traveller identified via surveillance ...

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by lightsaber
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

The Minnesota case attended an Anime convention in NYC. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-who-attended-nyc-anime-convention-becomes-minnesotas-first-omicron-case/ar-AARoEfJ?ocid=BingNewsSearch Scooby says rhoo rhoo Yep. So much for Travel bans. It is now a question of whether it beats out Delta...

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by lightsaber
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 509
Views: 84903

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021

LOT is looking at buying 50+ A220 or E2 jets. This could be a big win for either airframer. https://www.aerotime.aero/29607-airbus-a220-embraer-e2-competition ITA firms LOI for 7 A220: https://www.aviationpros.com/aircraft/commercial-airline/press-release/21248816/airbus-ita-airways-firms-up-order-f...

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by lightsaber
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pratt A320neo Engine Update Since 2016: Disappointing?
Replies: 30
Views: 5966

Re: First Pratt A320neo Engine Update Since 2016: Disappointing?

Thrust is more important at this point. Its still got better fuel burn than the LEAP even without any PIP's Has this been quantified? I have in years past posted questions about this and no one answers. If this was the case the LEAP market share of A320 orders would be lower. Until recently, the LE...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-w ... NewsSearch


Scooby says rhoo rhoo
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The Minnesota case attended an Anime convention in NYC.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-w ... NewsSearch


Scooby says rhoo rhoo

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/secon ... NewsSearch


That implies community spread is already happening.

Winter is coming...

Lightsaber
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Omicron found in Minnesota by individual who had a trip to New York City:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/secon ... NewsSearch


That implies community spread is already happening.

Winter is coming...

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid Vaccine and Virus - Heart problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1011

Re: Covid Vaccine - Heart problems

The virus looks to be causing issues in young athletes: https://www.upi.com/amp/Health_News/2021/11/30/covid19-athletes-heart-condition-study/5211638224399/ The risk for myocarditis among people with COVID-19 is 16 times higher than among those without the infection, according to the U.S. Centers fo...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/21: Oh me, oh my .... Omicron
Replies: 73
Views: 9120

Re: Irish 12/21: Oh me, oh my .... Omicron

What utter nonsense. So for 18 months the snake oil tests have been vilified by NPHET & govt. Now I can take one on Fri a’noon, go to Liverpool on a bender & use same test to come back Sun morning but I still can’t go to a pub in Dublin unvaccinated! Who makes this up? Well if you think abo...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 158
Views: 58712

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

Folks, discuss the aviation, no political swipes

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Locally the kids vaccines are supply/source constrained. its not allowed in the US to just use adult vaccine and adjust the dosis on site? best regards Thomas There is a specific formula (dilution) and special syringe for the 10 micro gram dose. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/planning/childr...

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by lightsaber
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Initial/Very Early reports out of Israel suggest that the vaccines are effective. https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/coronavirus/covid-1st-data-about-vaccine-efficacy-against-omicron-expected-tuesday-687392 Later in the evening, a report by Channel 12 said the Pfizer vaccine is just slightly...

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by lightsaber
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 606
Views: 167752

Re: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread

And who needs extra wide cabin with 3+3 configuration on 1-2 hour trips? Those who want wide aisles for fast turn around times? :scratchchin: Exactly! This extra width does not allow even this advantage. Passengers cannot walk side by side through the cabin during boarding/deboarding. You only can ...

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by lightsaber
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.

Honestly, considering how many WWII bombs keep being found in Germany, it's actually surprising that this kind of situation doesn't happen much more often. RIP to those who died. RIP to the dead and my heart goes out to their families and the injured. Considering the shear weight dropped, I too am ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 2448

Re: When jetliners are offered with multiple powerplant options, how do they decide which to choose?

That is very interesting, 77west. Can you or someone else elaborate on "rating plugs." Are these the same as "ID" plugs. ? http://nandang-smart.blogspot.com/2014/09/cfm56-7b-identification-plug.html That's the one. Give the engine manufacturer some money, and they will give you ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Virgin Atlantic order the A330's instead of more B787's?
Replies: 25
Views: 4348

Re: Why did Virgin Atlantic order the A330's instead of more B787's?

I wonder if VS still had deposits sitting at Airbus from the days when they planned to have A380s. If we sum this up into the price, almost certainly a major reason behind the A330NEO purchase. I imagine the price of 787s increased, but I speculate. The A330 also avoids the scenario of having all o...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

I was really trying to illustrate how, what seems like some small tasks are in reality incredibly demanding. Depending on recently obtained extraordinarily detailed knowledge obtained from years of research, and then analysis by the recently obtained immense computing power. This in contrast with w...

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

I want to add to the man on the moon analogy. Good testing requires developing and then mass production of kits. The sequencing requires further equipment and training, so it will always be done on a limited basis.

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Some hints on vaccine effectiveness from Botswana. https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/sharp-increase-in-tshwane-s-covid-hospitalisations-most-unvaccinated/ar-AARfRcf?ocid=BingNewsSearch https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&facet=none&pickerSor...

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

How long does it take to develop a vaccine targeted at a particular variant and to produce billions of doses from the time it is identified as a variant of concern? Can it be done fast enough to seriously mitigate the effect of new, more contagious/virulent strains? I don't know but we might end up...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9071

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

Please post respectfully.

Post links on facts.

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

And here comes Omicron. B.1.1.529 Travel is being shut down, but it appears that this variant has already traveled wide and far. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/what-we-know-about-the-omicron-b11529-covid-variant.html Several dozen cases of the Omicron variant have been sequenced in South A...

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Discuss the topic, not other users.
This is the vaccine thread. If reading your reply gives no indication of being on topic, it is likely to be deleted.

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 58579

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

Please post on topic.

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

In NSW, Australia, 0-11yo are approx. a third of new cases - vaccination is not currently availble for this group. A little over 20% of cases are from amongst the 6.4% of the 12+ population who are unvaccinated. Almost a third of cases are from amongst the 91% of the 12+ population with two (a tiny...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Sky News reporting that 61 passengers on a flight from SA to Netherlands have tested positive and are in isolation. Would have been actually nice to get the info as well how many of those ones are already vaccinated... . I agree. Theoretically, which unfortunately is all we have to go on, the diffe...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo
Replies: 175
Views: 41641

Re: Leeham News: An exclusive Boeing operator is in talks for A220 and A321neo

Folks, please post on possible A220 orders or this thread will be locked for going off topic.

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

There is a new variant detected in South Africa which is causing alarm. I hope we are not going to shut travel down again. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-59427770 There are already announcements like "anyone who have been to these countries in the past 3 weeks, even vaccinated nationals, canno...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1804
Views: 353693

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Reading thru this thread with hundreds of posts suggesting possible routes tells me Breeze has great potential. Sure some routes will fail, but as Breeze grows and can move beyond their labor constraints (using part time flight attendants/ students - I know some are full time flight attendants) the...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3088
Views: 468496

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

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Post sources for factual claims, do not just dismiss another post. Do not discuss moderation in an open forum, e-mail [email protected] if you have questions.

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Europe has approved the child's Pfizer vaccine (ages 5 to 11): https://www.cnet.com/health/eus-drug-regulator-approves-pfizer-vaccine-for-young-children/ In Ireland, the age 5 years to 11 years are the age group with the most infections. Although the claim is mostly from the community and families,...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Europe has approved the child's Pfizer vaccine (ages 5 to 11): https://www.cnet.com/health/eus-drug-regulator-approves-pfizer-vaccine-for-young-children/ In Ireland, the age 5 years to 11 years are the age group with the most infections. Although the claim is mostly from the community and families, ...

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by lightsaber
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1804
Views: 353693

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

David Neeleman was interviewed on this weeks Airline Confidential. A few tidbits; > Basic premise of the Breeze model is to connect markets that generally don't have nonstop competition.Ryanair started connecting a bunch of small markets together which had everyone wondering, but those have proven ...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

DocLightning, my arm hurts today as well after my booster jab and I have to say this is one of the best posts I have read on any of these forums recently. I hope that people read it and inwardly absorb. I have lost a family member in their seventies to Covid, and two work colleagues, one in their f...

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by lightsaber
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://news.yahoo.com/israel-starts-va ... 15647.html

Cases are low.
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Israel just starts vaccinating kids as half the cases are now in 5 to 11 year olds:
https://news.yahoo.com/israel-starts-va ... 15647.html

Cases are low.

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1884

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

Please post on topic.

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by lightsaber
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Incident at ATL
Replies: 37
Views: 8112

Re: Security Incident at ATL

Folks, post on topic. This is your warning.

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by lightsaber
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order
Replies: 32
Views: 8341

Re: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order

Where are they gonna fit all these aircraft? DXB is already busy enough as it so not sure how they can just add another 200 aircraft to an already capacity-constrained airport. That begs the question. DWC... needs much more infrastructure (tens of billions) to be the major airport of Dubai and you ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order
Replies: 32
Views: 8341

Re: Flydubai to place a new aircraft order

Could I hope for an A220 order? ;)

Mostly likely MAX-10 vs. A321, possibly with A321xLR in the order.

Lightsaber

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 560
Views: 79512

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wouldn't G4 scour the used aircraft market for A320s before buying a new fleet type? There should be plenty of feedstock as airlines replace A320ceo aircraft with A320neo aircraft. I think the question is, how many used A320s, that are capable of being converted to the 186 seat configuration, with ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 560
Views: 79512

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

This might be fun to discuss here, but strong rumors are swirling around that G4 may announce a new, second fleet type before the years end. It sounds like with the A320 line booked until 2025 at the earliest, and with aggressive growth plans in the upcoming years, both the A220 and 737 Max are in ...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Why vaccinate if you will never encounter the virus? Why have smoke detectors if your house will never burn down? You never know when you will encounter it and once you do, it is far too late to get vaccinated. Do you know how many patients I've told they have COVID and suddenly they ask if they ca...

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by lightsaber
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 159
Views: 10093

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

90% double dosed is the minimum level to achieve enough protection that the virus will be largely defanged That is just a guess. Again, I believe in the vaccines but the above has yet to be born out or proven anywhere for a sustained period of time. It hasn't been reached anywhere yet outside of in...

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by lightsaber
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 381
Views: 25580

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

[quote="Dieuwer"]It is pretty clear by now that we don't have a "pandemic" but a "casedemic". As long as politicians keep fretting about "cases", we will have lockdowns for the rest of eternity, as there ALWAYS will be "cases" ( https://www.reuters.c...

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