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by kaitak
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27908

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

I also hear that EI is proposing to increase frequency on MAN from 2/3 to 3/4 daily. Interesting, that. Wonder where they think the traffic for that is going to come from.

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by kaitak
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Wars: Trump Goes After Mitch McConnell
Replies: 35
Views: 2525

Re: GOP Wars: Trump Goes After Mitch McConnell

Good. A civil war within the ranks of the Republican party would be quite entertaining to watch. My thoughts exactly. I'd say they need to have a battle for the soul of the Republican party, before realising how stupid that sounded (it doesn't have one). They do need to decide who/what they are and...

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by kaitak
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27908

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

Good evening, Not sure if this is the right thread to ask his question. I was wondering when, or at this stage if EIR's ATRs are going to get a repaint into the new EI livery? Is it because the contract with Stobart Air ends next year? Thanks, and stay safe. Dublinspotter. Well, it's certainly the ...

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by kaitak
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27908

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

[quote="OA260" — Dublin Airport gardai catch dozens fleeing Ireland for Botox treatment Level Five restrictions say you can only travel out of Ireland for essential medical, health, or dental services Gardai at Dublin Airport have caught dozens of people trying to sneak out of Ireland for ...

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by kaitak
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3500

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

I think it goes to the very root of what it means to be in a free society; defining oneself is an important freedom and it is important that the state (by which I mean, in America's case, the Federal government) ensures the right of each individual to optimise him/herself without fear of discriminat...

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by kaitak
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27908

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

The airlines might as well shut up shop. This is a disaster. Aer Lingus can forget about its UK subsidiary for a start. It might as well just end leases - or try and sub-lease aircraft where it can and try to minimise losses. Just when you think things might be getting a little better, something lik...

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by kaitak
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27908

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

The government finds itself in an almost impossible situation. As much as I would love to be able to travel freely and as much as I would like to accept what is said by the industry, the reality is that people coming into the country bring Covid with them. We were told by the industry in the early d...

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by kaitak
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27908

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

Good evening my friends, and welcome to another joy-filled Irish aviation thread. I know your thread titles reflect the prevailing mood, but really, can you do something neutral next month? Seeing negativity all the time encourages more negativity and now I have to see this title all month too. Luc...

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by kaitak
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27908

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

None of us wants to be negative, but as of now, that light at the end of the tunnel is - as I said - some time off. It will come. This too will pass. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. We will get through this; it's just that right now, the bad news outweighs the good. To make a ...

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by kaitak
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33176

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

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Hello everyone, our next thrilling installment to the joyfest that is 2021 is now available:

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by kaitak
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27908

Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

Good evening my friends, and welcome to another joy-filled Irish aviation thread. If anyone finds any joy: catch it, stuff it, mount it and sell it to the natural history museum. Here's a link to the last thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1455937 So, what has happened i...

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by kaitak
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on HK Airport development
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Questions on HK Airport development

Just wondering how the HK third runway development plans are coming along and how they are affected by the pandemic. I understand that the north runway, 07L/25R is now closed to allow the construction of taxiways to feed from the new reclaimed area and other works. Does anyone know how long this wil...

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by kaitak
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33176

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

It now appears that in addition to road checks on the way into the airport, there will also be checks on people arriving into the country and those who cannot provide evidence that their trip was essential will face fines of at least €100. I have visions of people travelling with letters from fake d...

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by kaitak
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The stolen adopted children from Chile
Replies: 24
Views: 33028

Re: The stolen adopted children from Chile

Why would the government give away dark babies? To breed a fair people? Just as a guess - and it just occurs to me, so please don't take this as an insult to Chile, but many Germans emigrated to Chile, as they did to other South American countries, in the late 1940s. If you see Chilean military par...

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by kaitak
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33176

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

I agree - and I think it will get worse, not better. I don't expect the NI Executive to lift a finger to help the south. They would probably want some quid quo pro, which would probably run counter to the Brexit agreement with the EU. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, in that the dai...

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by kaitak
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33176

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

Mandatory quarantine policy ... for a year? This story was in the Indo (yes, I know - I know) and Leo paints a pretty scary picture. If this goes ahead, expect airlines to react accordingly. Aer Lingus might as well just shut up shop and other airlines end services. Are they really willing to do thi...

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by kaitak
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air (BR) and KC-135 NMAC
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: Eva Air (BR) and KC-135 NMAC

BR 225 is normally operated by a 777-300ER.

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by kaitak
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 5119

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

I've always thought Nikki Haley was one to watch in the years ahead; it's interesting that apart form being UN ambassador for a time, she has stayed well clear of the Trump administration. I suspect that she expects a lot of future potential candidates to face "where were you?" and "w...

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by kaitak
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero Mexico requested sightseeing over Amsterdam
Replies: 12
Views: 3721

Re: Aero Mexico requested sightseeing over Amsterdam

She was very polite, though you could certainly hear her trying to stifle a laugh (probably her colleagues too?).

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by kaitak
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 147
Views: 22872

Re: Atlas 747-8i orders more 747-8F

So Atlas is taking the last birds off the line. Sweet. I thought it was going to be UPS. UPS's new CEO bragged about having turned them down. And ruined my little joke. I was going to say that the 747 had its ups and downs over the years, but at least it was going to end with some ups. Thanks Atlas...

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Other country's anthems
Replies: 64
Views: 43229

Re: Other country's anthems

I've always liked national anthems. The greatest, of course, has to be La Marsellaise. I always feel that judging national anthems is like judging a baby competition; it's kind of horrible to say that one child is more beautiful than another, as it to say one country's anthem is lesser than another'...

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by kaitak
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2
Replies: 147
Views: 12803

Re: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2

Going back to when Cameron announced the referendum on EU membership, did anyone (and I include the Scottish executive/leadership in this) say "hang one there a wee sec, laddie; what happens if the Sassanachs say aye and we say nae?". OK, probably nothing if they said it like that, but I c...

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by kaitak
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 867
Views: 258086

Re: Breaking: 737 Crashed Indonesia

PK-CLC, formerly N27610 (since May 1994) with Continental and later, UA. With Sriwijaya since 2012.

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by kaitak
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EZE: Pushback tug caught fire in front of a LH B748; Aircraft undamaged
Replies: 22
Views: 5999

Re: EZE: Pushback tug caught fire in front of a LH B748; Aircraft undamaged

I remember, back in the 1980s - probably in the aftermath of the KAL 007 shootdown - there were sanctions on Russia and they were refused a pushback truck, so the crew of an IL62 decided to use reverse thrust to push back. It made the news. They weren't refused again; it was heard miles away! Rememb...

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33176

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

Interesting program on RTE tonight . Catch up link for anyone who missed it. Some archive footage some not seen before . Gets interesting from 20 mins in. https://i.ibb.co/f4Q9YDk/C2-C04262-6952-4330-936-A-F110-D92-F5-A4-D.jpg http://www.rte.ie/player/series/the-way-we-were-s1-e1/SI0000008195?epgui...

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by kaitak
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 437
Views: 51931

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Apparently, some problem was detected with the aircraft at SNN; the original plan was that it should be painted there, but was instead just stripped down to the primer and sent to Toulouse. I don't know any more than that. From another thread running on this: A QR A350, A7-ALL MSN 036, a 4 year A35...

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by kaitak
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca A319 strikes pyrotechnic balloon on approach to BOG
Replies: 12
Views: 4618

Re: Avianca A319 strikes pyrotechnic balloon on approach to BOG

This was an extremely serious incident and it was very lucky that it ended safely. I heard of a case a while back where a Jazeera (?) A320 struck a balloon cable on approach to KWI. Thankfully that ended safely too (although the damage was much more serious than here). One can only imagine the likel...

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by kaitak
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 437
Views: 51931

Re: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

QR will be four weekly. Any body know about frequency of Emirates flight on DXB-SEA route after resumption. Will it be daily? Where are airlines getting the traffic for these flights. Travel to the US is still very restricted; are there enough US citizens to justify these flights? Canadian flights ...

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by kaitak
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31335

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

Hello folks, Happy New Year (in advance)! Well, we got through that nightmare that was 2020 and let's just hope there's light at the end of the tunnel. Here's a link to our new thread. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1455937&p=22578887#p22578887 Enjoy and let's just hope ...

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by kaitak
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33176

Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

Well folks, welcome to a new year of Irish aviation and after the year we've just had, I think the opening title hardly needs explanation. It's been, without question, the worst year in the history of aviation, here or anywhere else. Just in case you wanted a summary of the year, I'll find it hard t...

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by kaitak
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31335

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

Apparently going into storage for the time being, not going into service. :-(. Understandable, in the circumstances.

The two next ones, 'LRF and LRG are for the UK operation, so will presumably have a UK reg.

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by kaitak
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31335

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

How many AF A380s are in NOC, facing knock-down? I thought it was just 'HPJA so far. How much of it is left? Has Eirtrade secured any more aircraft, AF, A380s or otherwise, to come there? Unlike Teruel, Marana or other similar places, where the climate is diametrically opposite to NOC's (warm and dr...

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by kaitak
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31335

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

I find it pretty surprising myself and in a sense, an insult to Stobart and all of its crews (for the reason you state); they have been operating quite satisfactorily as an EI feeder for the past few years, without any serious incident. I had suspected that Emerald might be one of the bidders for St...

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by kaitak
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8-200s
Replies: 110
Views: 22106

Re: Ryanair 75 MAX deal to close imminently

https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1334520041392496641


I was actually expecting this to be a -10 order. Still, it's almost certain to happen, especially with Wizz and Easyjet flying 240 seat A321s.
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Boeing/Ryanair are discussing a 737 MAX 10 order: https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1334520041392496641


I was actually expecting this to be a -10 order. Still, it's almost certain to happen, especially with Wizz and Easyjet flying 240 seat A321s.

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by kaitak
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5428

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

[quote="chimborazo" I don’t think “Cruel” is necessary. But “hard” seems to be in some of the places I’ve visited. .[/quote] I think "hard" is probably a better term to use. I think about Britain in this light; indeed, unconnected with this thread, I reflected on Thatcher in the ...

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by kaitak
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Best. Flight. Ever! Business class on a Swiss Airbus A220 (my first time) from Zurich to Dublin
Replies: 18
Views: 19042

Re: Best. Flight. Ever! Business class on a Swiss Airbus A220 (my first time) from Zurich to Dublin

Hope you enjoyed your trip to Dublin, too! How was the load on the flight? It didnt look too empty from the photos you've shared. I flew on the A220 from ZRH to DUB (in Economy) last year and found it very good; it's a lovely aircraft in which to fly and I'd certainly fly in one again, and fly with ...

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by kaitak
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5600

Re: Your Favorite Movie

IMO, Schindlers List. Not a 'good' man, but when the chips were down, he did something amazing. I'm with you on that one. I think it's one of the greatest pieces of work in cinema history and a movie from which I seem to get something new every time I watch it. (I had watched it about 4-5 times bef...

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by kaitak
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.
Replies: 69
Views: 14352

Re: BA 747 catches fire in Spain.

Not to be pedantic or anything (me? surely not!) but can an aircraft which has been de-registered and permanently withdrawn from use (and therefore one can presume insurance cover has ended?) be declared a write-off? "Writing off" is an insurance term and BA is hardly expecting any payout....

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by kaitak
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transforming failing airlines - bibliography?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Transforming failing airlines - bibliography?

Hello folks, A friend of mine is working on a report on the importance of change management in the airline industry and the good (and bad) examples of that. I'm aware of Gordon Bethune's "From Worst to First" (about Continental) and I believe that books have been written about the transfor...

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by kaitak
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 7075

Re: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?

I think that a 2024 primary between the "normal" Republicans and the Trump brand of Republicans is probably necessary; it wouldn't surprise me if (were he to lose that), Trump might either go up himself again, or have one of his children go up, creating a "three way". I don't see...

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by kaitak
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 7075

Re: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?

One observer said recently (I think it was the RNC chairman) that the Republican Party needs a "political enema". I couldn't put it better myself. I think historians will look in great detail at how a wealthy conman, devoid of any positive personal characteristics or qualities, could get t...

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by kaitak
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106349

Re: Official Election thread

Donald Trump not conceding the election or providing proof of fraud is very unsettling. As typical for Trump he is brash, divisive, and terribly narcissistic. "I acknowledge the media believes my opponent has won this race but we are examining discrepancies with mail-in ballots and ballot coun...

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by kaitak
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?
Replies: 40
Views: 3321

Re: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?

I think (and hope) that there will be a recognition that (a) the US needs to return to being an honest broker in the ME, (b) that it needs to pursue its own policy, not Israel's and (c) that the current administration's attitude towards Iran does NOT (and CANNOT) lead to a more stable Middle East. T...

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by kaitak
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/20: Testing times
Replies: 308
Views: 37221

Re: Irish 11/20: Testing times

I hope someone does it for a hell of a lot less than €149! Airlines will need to start subsiding tests, because that's more expensive than most short haul flights now!

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by kaitak
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?
Replies: 40
Views: 3321

Re: Boeing, Airbus and Iranian carriers would be 'benefitted"'from Biden?

It may well happen, but not immediately; Iran has (apparently) gone further down the nuclear road after Trump pulled out, so there would need to be a reset; Iran would need to allow inspectors in and on top of that, the current administration in Iran lost a lot of political capital in Iran (there wa...

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by kaitak
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106349

Re: Official Election thread

Down to 665 in Georgia, with more than enough left it to flip it. There are still military votes to be counted, but after what Trump has said about the military, should anyone expect them to go Trump? Arizona is tightening; I don't understand, given that these are postal votes and Dems favour postal...

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by kaitak
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106349

Re: Official Election thread

We're just waiting for another tranche of votes from Maricopa, AZ, which may change things in AZ. Right now, GA looks more promising for Biden (who'd have thought), but with each new tranche, Trump's lead is shrinking (now 23k). It looks like there are enough remaining (if the proportions are mainta...

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by kaitak
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106349

Re: Official Election thread

And if the GOP would follow Ronald Reagan and Bush 1 and Bush 2 efforts to find a reasonable compromise on immigration, the GOP would never lose a national election. Both parties cater to fringe groups and ignore most of the people in the country. And both waste too much time telling us what to fea...

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by kaitak
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 106349

Re: Official Election thread

Nevada is indeed worrying, but the last time I looked (before they decided to suspend counting, the remaining votes were to be mail in, which usually favours the Dems. Let's just hope. Arizona is v. slow, but seems to be holding blue (+11) Maine's larger CD is looking like it will be Biden (+3) Wisc...

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by kaitak
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 767-200 routes?
Replies: 31
Views: 3502

Re: Delta 767-200 routes?

My first 767 flight was from ATL to ORD; think it was ship 108, in October 1990. Great experience.

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