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by KLDC10
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 127204

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

It’s been a while since I posted in this Brexit forum - I am fascinated by what’s going on from the other side of the Atlantic and wanted to share a few observations from an American perspective. I’ve had fun discussions with some of you in the past and they have been friendly polite discussions of...

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finishing 2018 on Andes' MD83 [Pics&Videos]
Replies: 2
Views: 3903

Re: Finishing 2018 on Andes' MD83 [Pics&Videos]

Nice report, thanks for sharing. It must have been quite a unique experience to fly with the MD-83 on this route. Seems like the snack offering could have been a little more substantial, but everything other than that looks good.

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by KLDC10
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 127204

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Not going to happen, much as you may wish it to be true. None of us have ever seen the depression a no-deal Brexit will bring on. You think 2009 was bad? Even a well handled non-customs union exit will be worse. Why would the Scots or (Northern) Irish not seek to leave the UK if it meant being able...

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 127204

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

1. Pressure the Labour Party to do a sudden emergency leadership challenge 2. Labour Remainers should visit Labour Brexiteer towns, first to persuade (then to give up Brexit), like this https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-election-unions-insight/democrats-target-union-workers-who-regret-trump-vot...

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 3289

Re: Most iconic livery?

American Airlines (Old Livery)
KLM
Singapore Airlines
SWISS/Swissair
BOAC
BA Landor
Pan Am
TWA (Double Red Stripe)

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 127204

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Well, it does mean I have one thing to look forward to. The break up of the Act of Union signalling the final death of the British Empire and the slide of England into being a small bit-part nation. Its somewhat ironic that it is the "rule britannia" bunch that is leading the way. Althoug...

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 71
Views: 13810

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

Looks strange without the #2 doors and an overwing exit. Yeah, meh. The A320 interior is so 1990s. * 1988, but the real 80s were dead by that point. I’ve seen reference to 1988 on several threads. Am I missing something? What is the significance of that year in terms of airlines or aviation? I feel...

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA ad - BA 100
Replies: 11
Views: 2402

Re: New BA ad - BA 100

Back on topic: It's a good ad. Positive about Britain - its past and future.

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 18008

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

It's not offensive but at the same time it's very middle-of-the-road - bordering on cheap. The most interesting thing about it, IMO, is how much better it looks on some aircraft types than others and how much better it looks from certain angles! Agreed. Designed for the E190 but, in my opinion, loo...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 18008

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

It's not offensive but at the same time it's very middle-of-the-road - bordering on cheap. The most interesting thing about it, IMO, is how much better it looks on some aircraft types than others and how much better it looks from certain angles! Agreed. Designed for the E190 but, in my opinion, loo...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 24420

Re: SIA brand overhaul

Are we sure that SQ will get a new livery though? The article OP posted is behind the paywall so I might be wrong, but skimming through some free ones up on Google, I wasn’t able to spot a single article actually mentioning “a new livery.” I’m all up for a new livery, just not seeing any signs of h...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 127204

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I may have got this wrong (it is tough following this!), but my understanding is that TM will allow another debate, with amendments in a couple off weeks. At that point, should TM not get what she wants, the rumoured 40 or so in the cabinet who do not like No Deal could come off the fence and state...

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by KLDC10
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 127204

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Government has also decided to pass the Spelman amendment that a No Deal Brexit should not go ahead, leaving it in tricky position should Parliament not accept the WA. I disagree, because it isn't legally binding. Everyone already knows British MPs don't want No Deal, but they rejected the Amendmen...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 49002

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Trump Associate Roger Stone Arrested on Obstruction Charge in Mueller Investigation http://time.com/5512984/roger-stone-arrested-mueller/ The indictment brought by special counsel Robert Mueller does not accuse Stone of coordinating with the Russian government’s election interference in 2016. Dammi...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In tough video statement: Enders warns of UK pullout
Replies: 92
Views: 6110

Re: In tough video statement: Enders warns of UK pullout

Now, cue up the ginormous France vs Germany squabble over who gets to build wings for Airbus aircraft. Thankfully for Enders he'll be on garden leave by the time that volcano erupts. (PS: There's plenty of room to expand at BFM. Just sayin'...) They'll build the left wings in France and the right w...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (3): Red Eye hub-to-hub on the A320 (UA2139 EWR-ORD Mar '18 Y)
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (3): Red Eye hub-to-hub on the A320 (UA2139 EWR-ORD Mar '18 Y)

Nice report! Thanks for sharing. I'm probably in a minority on this board, but I do like United's livery - especially on the 757 as pictured in your report.

Seemed like a fairly typical US Domestic flight. Nothing out of the ordinary, but equally nothing bad either. Thanks again.

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by KLDC10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 99418

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

https://www.flickr.com/photos/allan-hus ... ed-public/


The paintwork on the rudder looks like it's already coming off. Very poor quality control.
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CarbonFibre wrote:
Saw it for the first time in the metal today. Even with sun it still looks more blue than green.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/allan-hus ... ed-public/


The paintwork on the rudder looks like it's already coming off. Very poor quality control.

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 127204

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I don't understand why some users here appear to be revelling in the extremely unlikely prospect of the United Kingdom breaking up? It isn't going to happen any more than Catalonia is going to break away from Spain.

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 103687

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Word has it the UK is expected to formally request the EU to postpone Brexit shortly after TM losing the vote on her proposed WA. The EU is currently looking at when the extraordinary leader's summit can be convened to discuss and approve of any such prolongation... A first technical extention unti...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 99418

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Ah, I'm afraid I find that appalling. The font is bad and the shamrock is worse. It looks like it should be plastered above the entrance to a cheap Irish bar, or perhaps on a children's cereal box - "Lucky the Leprechaun's Morning Mix" or something to that effect.. The incoherent use of th...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 11042

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXls9p8 ... e=youtu.be


I'd forgotten that existed. The sooner this whole sorry endeavor is forgotten, the better.
I wonder if this means the A340s will return to AF mainline, or whether they will be retired?
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I'd forgotten that existed. The sooner this whole sorry endeavor is forgotten, the better.
I wonder if this means the A340s will return to AF mainline, or whether they will be retired?

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by KLDC10
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 99418

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Not sure it will be to everyone's liking!!! That goes without saying. Almost any change, no matter how big or small, is usually met with some level of resistance at first. The 'green top' livery has been around in two variations since the late 70s so going to a majority white scheme is bound to be ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 9570

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

Success by Donald Trump.

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by KLDC10
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS
Replies: 23
Views: 3755

Re: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS

LATAM from MAD to FRA (in J, at less than US$200) I would highly recommend this flight. The hard product is easily one of the best business class products available on a scheduled flight within Europe (probably just pipped by the AY A350 and IB A340, both of which operate scheduled short-haul fligh...

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS
Replies: 23
Views: 3755

Re: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS

You didn't specify a departure airport, but Air New Zealand flies from LAX to LHR on the way from AKL, and vice versa. Aircraft type is a 77W.

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by KLDC10
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BCS1 99XX Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 3783

Re: DL BCS1 99XX Flights

teachpdx wrote:
Entry into revenue service with DL is January 31.
I’m flying it twice that day.


Enjoy. It's a fantastic aircraft.

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 23380

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

1. The reduction in flights to/from the UK has already started. 2. Example: KLM continues to reduce its exposure to the UK, by reducing frequencies to ABZ, EDI, GLA, NCL, BHX, and cuts SOU altogether. 3. This shift permits KLM to open new routes to promising destinations: BOS, LAS, NAP, WRO and inc...

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by KLDC10
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 14969

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

Horton and Vahidi are both incredibly capable individuals. They steered American out of bankruptcy and it would have been viable as a standalone carrier. They also worked to transform the product, introducing an excellent new long-haul Business Class, a competitive First Class cabin about the 777-30...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 75593

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

And the award for most odious response to today's events goes to 'Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emission', who, per the BBC, described the disruption as "an early Christmas present for those that suffer aircraft noise." Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-sussex-46564814?n...

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad
Replies: 29
Views: 2513

Re: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad

Misleading thread title. Should read "75% of American CEOs" not "75% of Americans". I know, I was inspired by this thread title: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1410825 :lol: Yes, I ignored that thread because it was patently ridiculous ;) I'm a Trump su...

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad
Replies: 29
Views: 2513

Re: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad

Misleading thread title. Should read "75% of American CEOs" not "75% of Americans".

Did the survey explore the reasons for the answers the CEOs gave? Are they just telling their foreign partners what they think they want to hear?

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 103687

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It's nice to read in this thread that the Continental hatred for the UK is still as strong as ever. Why did the British people vote to leave with such good friends as you?

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 45 Years Later, Looking Back At A Trip I Almost Took
Replies: 8
Views: 5251

Re: 45 Years Later, Looking Back At A Trip I Almost Took

Astonishing that not taking this trip changed the course of your entire life. What a fascinating story, thanks very much for sharing it with us!

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta switched my plane!
Replies: 12
Views: 1745

Re: Delta switched my plane!

Delta is pretty well-known for this unfortunately. It has happened to me a few times - in fact, every MD-80 flight I've ever booked with Delta has been swapped for another aircraft type, usually the MD-90. Last year I was booked to fly aboard an A319 from Boston to Atlanta - not particularly excitin...

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada Business Class in the Embraer ERJ-190 to Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 7280

Re: Air Canada Business Class in the Embraer ERJ-190 to Toronto

Thanks for the report. Seattle to Toronto is indeed a long flight for the E-Jet, and I'm not sure the food is really up to scratch. Nearly 4hr30 in the air and only a plate of fruit to eat? Very stingy indeed. The proper business seat and TV are nice additions, but the food really lets the product d...

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by KLDC10
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 9288

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

Honestly what are they thinking sending a pink aircraft with that registration to a conservative country like India? They weren't. The whole registration thing is just a gimmick to appeal to the sort of backpacking millennials which the airline tends to attract. As if to say "Hey, look at us, ...

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 5034

Re: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)

Thanks for a great report. I for one always enjoy reading reports about rail travel - there's an old-fashioned elegance about taking long trips by rail that just can't be replicated by other forms of transport. As for VIA, I think they offer an excellent product in Business, certainly much better th...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 38
Views: 10016

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

And NAC - Nordic Aviation Capital just signed an agreement to lease 7 news E190 fresh from the factory to HOP!. One of this new E190 in HOP! colors can be seeing at Embraer´s plant in São José dos Campos in final stage of production. Great to see this new lease from the Air France - KLM group, the ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mexico's Presidential 787 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 10813

Re: Mexico's presidential 787 being put into storage pending sale

Could be a nice pickup for the USAF as Vice-Presidential or Cabinet transport. It's already configured for government use, and President Trump would be able to hype up a good deal. Of course, the modifications made to this 787 may not meet the standards set by the USAF and it may therefore require f...

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Canada agree on post Brexit Air Service Agreement
Replies: 17
Views: 4196

Re: UK - Canada agree on post Brexit Air Service Agreement

Will they only apply if Theresa May's deal is approved in the House of Commons? Or would they apply in the case of No Deal? The Air Service Agreements listed in earlier replies do not involve the European Union, are not dependent on whatever final agreement is negotiated between the UK/EU and there...

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 14707

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

The transfer from T3 to T5 is not particularly difficult. Then by your own "logic," what then is the point in fretting about "disruption" of BA's operations by moving some of their own metal there or elsewhere, from T5. Can't have it both ways. You're comparing apples to oranges...

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by KLDC10
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 191972

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

From the linked article: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/indigo-partners-and-wow-air-reach-preliminary-agreement-1027768928 "Skuli and WOW's management and employees have done a remarkable job in creating a well-regarded, successful ULCC brand," said Bill Franke, Managing P...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 26553

Re: Air France terminates Joon

Correction, Air France used to be one of the great airline brands. I got the feeling the numerous strikes caused quite some damage to a once strong brand that now isn't that strong anymore. People are always cautious to book with Air France, you never know if they might strike. Call me sentimental,...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 26553

Re: Air France terminates Joon

Thank goodness for that. Stupid idea, stupid name. Air France is one of the great airline brands, no need to cheapen it with "Joon".

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 191972

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Looking at FR24 most of the WW flights that were scheduled to leave already from KEF show "unknown". Wonder if that is a sign they are down for good? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/kef/departures Just had a flight take off for ORD. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WOW153 T...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?
Replies: 11
Views: 8670

Re: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?

Nice report, thanks for sharing. The BA shorthaul service is what it is. I don't like it, and I'd choose other airlines over BA, but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to avoid it if the price were right.. Ordinary passengers still associate the British Airways brand with a premium service offe...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 103687

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The irish border and Gibraltar are indeed prime examples for how intra-EU solidary really matters where it counts, with no malice, but also without mercy towards a third country trying to subvert common european interests. Really? Because it seems like both issues are bilateral, not multilateral, a...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 449
Views: 83083

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

virgin launched little red for feed which failed. Now they want to buy Flybe? For what. Inverness to Norwich gives virgin no benefit. It gives Delta no benefit. Virgin is loss making. This has to be a joke. Presumably we will see some big changes if this plan comes to fruition. I'd expect some loss...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 90
Views: 9418

Re: Tax on kerosine

Pointless virtue-signalling, presumably to satisfy domestic green pressure groups. The reason they are seeking an "international effort" is so that they can satisfy said groups and simultaneously avoid placing themselves at a disadvantage by acting unilaterally to tax the aviation industry...

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home
Replies: 53
Views: 3447

Re: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home

Cant we all get along and stop this terrible discourse and just believe what I do and everything will be fine like it was a few years ago in 2010 or 2014 or in 1998, or in 1982. I miss those days when everyone got along in every aspect of society. I agree with the sentiment, but unfortunately I don...

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