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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Germany has given up on cheap cars with Opel now being French. I'm just saying, UK auto workers that are already in deep trouble will probably not be thrilled by the news. The auto industry, unfortunately, is under a great deal of pressure. In the UK, that is not least because of government targets...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

While I'm not against free trade in general, I'm pretty sure plenty of people are not too happy about the EU-South Korea FTA, because it mainly means plenty of cheaper Korean cars in our market. Compete then. Kia's cars are pretty decent and they allow citizens on lower incomes to afford a new auto...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 59
Views: 4262

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

I don't think Trump will have the time to come visit her in there. He's a very busy guy.

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I imagine you are referring to the byelection that labour won by only 683 votes Which was actually a 12.5% increase in their majority compared to the 2017 election. So the reality isn't that Labour "only just held on", but rather that a brexit candidate failed miserably to beat Labour, th...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It is so fun to read you guys when your Brexit representative just lost the election :) Quite the contrary. The Labour candidate was also pro-Brexit and the last thing we want right now is for the Blairites in the Labour Party to use a by-election loss as an excuse to oust Jeremy Corbyn and install...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

You are clearly not fully understanding FoM and mixing it up with passport free travel: 1/ FoM is a citizen right of EU citizens only which allows them to move to and settle in any EU country. 2/ Passport free travel is something which comes with the Schengen Area and basically means all people wit...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out
Replies: 31
Views: 10975

Re: KLM's first 787-10 Dreamliner (PH-BKA) is out

The 100 Years Logo is very similar to that of British Airways and strikes me as quite unimaginative - especially when compared to KLM's own PH-BVA, which sports the fantastic orange/blue color scheme. Will we perhaps see some retrojets in the next few months? I expected more for such an important an...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

You are going to lecture France and tell them what to do? Interesting philosophy since you are a Brexiteer on record denouncing any foreign influence. I am pretty sure it is what most rational people in France would want and it stops them risking their lives getting dinghies and climbing under lorr...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Starting today, US 'President' Trump is visiting the UK and Ireland and has already started to insult the country and some of its politicians. He has blasted London Mayor Kahn mainly over being a Muslim which to Trump = hates Israel and supporting Shara law in the UK. He has also made comments on B...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

The fact you are still with that outdated concept: each state is entitled to two senators, whatever the number of inhabitant is totally flawed. It just means that votes in the less developed and conserative states have more value than the others. A voter in Wyoming count for around 300 californians...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 31, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Born on an international flight
Replies: 18
Views: 3151

Re: Born on an international flight

Admittedly I don't have a legit answer to this question, but if the registration of the craft does matter, I assume it only matters wherein the country where the craft is registered follows jus soli and grants citizenship based solely on being born there. Most countries do not grant citizenship for...

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by KLDC10
Wed May 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Meanwhile... BoJo ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m every week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48445430 The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It's time that we took this off the table and either call a second referendum with the options being remain or leave on May's WA terms or, better still, revoke Article 50. But, but... more voting is a "betrayal of democracy". :sarcastic: It is when the "more voting" is explicitl...

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by KLDC10
Mon May 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

You probably don’t know as much as a British Citizen living in the UK. Labour at the last election promised to deliver Brexit. Labour heartlands overwhelmingly voted to leave the EU. The Labour leader immensely dislikes the EU. He can read as well as you. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb...

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by KLDC10
Sun May 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

The exit polls from Germany are horrendous. Not in terms of who has profited this election, but in terms of how fractured the political landscape has become. If this trend holds, building any kind of workable or stable coalition after the next Federal Election will be difficult. https://wahl.tagessc...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 21877

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

God, I can’t believe I have to tell you this yet again. I’ve given you literally dozens of links from reputable media companies to back up what I’m saying, but you just. Won’t. Listen. Icelandair didn’t want to get involved with WOW, neither last March nor November 2018. It was WOW that came beggin...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The Conservative party is beyond saving. Way beyond saving. They're the clown car at the political circus. They will get slaughtered at the next GE regardless of what the final Brexit outcome is. If it was a dog, you'd take it to the vet to put it out of its misery. While I largely agree with your ...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

True, or they will shift their ground and will grand another referendum or will stop the article 50 process altogether. You seem to forget those two options. The WA is important for the EU, because of the principles involved which are the foundation of the EU. The withdraw agreement is kind of set ...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

EXIT POLLS in the Netherlands: https://nos.nl/data/image/2019/05/23/552091/2048x1152.jpg Forum voor Democratie (populist party in the Netherlands) isn't the largest party. PvdA, the socialist party, has won. GroenLinks (Green party) has won a bit, as has the VVD (Liberals). So this is the massive e...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 24, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

May is gone as of June 7th. Will be interesting who will be the next PM https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48395905 The EU should have listened to Macron when he sought to get the UK out as quickly as possible. I have made my pro-Brexit stance clear, but I also strive to see the situation from a ...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

The results will not be announced until Sunday, but apparently, exit-polls are allowed. Some further research suggests this is a peculiar law unique to the United Kingdom: https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/23/britain-and-netherlands-kick-off-eu-elections-votes Makes little sense if the only other co...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

EXIT POLLS in the Netherlands: https://nos.nl/data/image/2019/05/23/552091/2048x1152.jpg Forum voor Democratie (populist party in the Netherlands) isn't the largest party. PvdA, the socialist party, has won. GroenLinks (Green party) has won a bit, as has the VVD (Liberals). Serious question, how is...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

noviorbis77 wrote:
On my way to vote for the Brexit Party. Only second time I’ve ever not voted Conservative (I voted UKIP in last Euro Elections).


I cast my vote for the Brexit Party this morning. Felt good to be excited about voting again. For me, it was the first time I have ever not voted Conservative.

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by KLDC10
Thu May 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

Actually, he isn't, he is far more extreme in his views than Wilders is or ever was. He was in a debate yesterday with prime minister Rutte. He actually knows nothing, quite shocking and he totally believes in the Russian narrative. It is known that extreme right parties are very close with Putin, ...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

Dutchy wrote:
Yes, the Dutch are voting too, today. I still have to cast my vote. Haven't decided whom to vote for though.


Forum for Democracy? ;)

Just kidding, but apparently Thierry Baudet's party is on course for quite a good showing. I guess he's a more acceptable version of Wilders. :shock:

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by KLDC10
Thu May 23, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

In terms of those who have not received their forms, agreed. But the fact local staff don't seem to understand who is allowed to vote where, or if it's being done on purpose is unacceptable. Combined, It's an utter farce and IMO makes the results unsafe. I doubt it is being done on purpose. Presidi...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 21846

Re: EU elections

So it's MEP Election day in the UK today. There are a lot of reports on social media of mainland EU citizens who reside in the UK being turned away at polling stations.Some have stated that they made prior contact with local authorities who confirmed they were of course elligable to vote, only when...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Labour likely to vote against WAB too: https://twitter.com/rosskempsell/status/1130878505443577857 Meanwhile, Buzzfeed is maintaining a rolling list of Tory Rebels: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/tory-mps-vote-against-withdrawal-bill Can't see how the bill even gets to Parliament, let alone re...

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by KLDC10
Tue May 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Meanwhile, TM is about to hold a speech on her reviewed 4TH (!) attempt to get the WA accepted by Parliament. Her latest attempt will allegedly include a temporary Customs Union with the EU till the next general election, as well as revive the odd government proposal for the UK to be allowed to col...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 18, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 22
Views: 2795

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

I didn’t like any of the candidates for PM - but it was great to see Abbott gone. The LNP still has a few faceless men left in its ranks, but at least the leader of the backstabbing has been tossed out. They’ll be a more united party from now on. Either side wouldn’t have made a great difference ho...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 22
Views: 2795

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

I didn’t like any of the candidates for PM - but it was great to see Abbott gone. The LNP still has a few faceless men left in its ranks, but at least the leader of the backstabbing has been tossed out. They’ll be a more united party from now on. Either side wouldn’t have made a great difference ho...

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by KLDC10
Sat May 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 22
Views: 2795

Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

The governing, right-leaning Liberal/National coalition has won a surprise victory in Australia's Federal Election, held Saturday. Most polls had predicted a Labor Party victory, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison more or less fought the Liberal campaign himself. This is certainly his victory, and on...

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by KLDC10
Mon May 13, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 62
Views: 12794

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

So what‘s next? Rebrand SWISS into Eurowings Swiss? And what about Austrian Airlines narrowbody Fleet? Or even Air Dolomiti, merged with Lufthansa CityLine? And at least buy Thomas Cook and merged with SunExpress to Eurowings Holiday Airlines??? What can we expected? On the first airline; unlikely....

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by KLDC10
Mon May 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://news.sky.com/story/nigel-farage ... s-11717553
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The Brexit Party is polling higher than the Conservatives and Labour combined ahead of next week's European Elections. Farage has my vote!

https://news.sky.com/story/nigel-farage ... s-11717553

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by KLDC10
Wed May 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 30215

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Negotiating tactic - particularly with the MAX compo and possible new orders being rolled into some very favourable terms. Would be shocked if they switch tack from Boeing. That would be my guess too. The A321NEO is a good enough airplane, but it’s isn’t a direct 757 replacement. I suspect that Ice...

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by KLDC10
Mon May 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 166017

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

The BBC reports that the aircraft was struck by lighting before returning. While the video just posted is not new, it does seem to show the aircraft approaching the runway at an unusually high speed. I wonder if this was a case of an electrical failure induced by the lightning strike which prevented...

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by KLDC10
Fri May 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
Nice predictable spin there...

All I did was present the results. Who mentioned "logic" or "barometer"? You're arguing with yourself.


You’re the one who concluded that these results represent a boost for Remainer parties.

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by KLDC10
Fri May 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

So maybe this poll works better for you? https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/1122177498568122370 Brexit Party 17% UKIP 4% vs. Green 4% Change UK 4% Lib Dem 6% With Labour at 33% and the Conservatives at 26% If we see the conservatives as pro Brexit and Labour as against it or for BRINO. It is ...

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by KLDC10
Thu May 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2741

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

Lufthansa is probably a contender here: A380 Pilots fly this aircraft exclusively. B744/748 is one Subfleet A330/A340 is one Subfleet A319/A320/A321 is one Subfleet Not sure where the A350 fits. If we count Cargo and Cityline then: MD-11 Subfleet 777F Subfleet Embraer 190/195 Subfleet CRJ900 Subflee...

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by KLDC10
Wed May 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48126974

Adds to the perception that May is unable to control her own Cabinet.
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A new crapshow this evening: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48126974

Adds to the perception that May is unable to control her own Cabinet.

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by KLDC10
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 6734

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

I'm not sure if this aircraft was a Hangar Queen for her entire service life, but one of KLM's MD-11; PH-KCH, famously went tech somewhere over the Atlantic during her final flight to Victorville and had to return to Amsterdam. She got there on the second attempt!

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by KLDC10
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... binet.html
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Comrade Corbyn has slapped down the Remainers in his own party rather nicely today.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... binet.html

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by KLDC10
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 11316

Re: Air France - KLM

HJM : flying AF it is the same, snacks/sandwiches and drinks (including wine). Also good communication at the gate (last time for me the captain even came down the aisle to explain they were getting an AoA vane fixed ! It was before the MAX crashes... Just to add my two penneth; I tend to find that...

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by KLDC10
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 11316

Re: Air Fance - KLM

I thought you were in favour of European Integration? Airline mergers are just part of the bigger picture - we have to let go of our nationalistic preferences and work together for a common European goal, etc. etc. ;) Anyway, it is no surprise that Mr Smith wishes to see greater alignment between th...

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by KLDC10
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 6192

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

https://magazin.lufthansa.com/xx/en/fle ... r-name-is/
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Lufthansa Magazin provides the following article, which gives an excellent explanation:

https://magazin.lufthansa.com/xx/en/fle ... r-name-is/

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by KLDC10
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 10588

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

The 'DC-10 LuxuryLiner' moniker was, for example, scrubbed from the AA fleet. Except it wasn't. Here's a pic from 1992. https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/844928/n163aa-american-airlines-mcdonnell-douglas-dc-10-30/ That's the revised moniker, you can clearly see that it says "American Air...

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by KLDC10
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 10588

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Link to the Tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1117736685721223168 There is perhaps something in this. After the early DC-10 crashes, and particularly after AA191, airlines were loathe to advertise the fact they were flying DC-10s. The 'DC-10 LuxuryLiner' moniker was, for example, scr...

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by KLDC10
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 209348

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brit ... SKCN1RO1EF

:D


But, but, but... Democracy!


Cheerleading for the potential annulment of the largest democratic exercise in British history? How pathetic.
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scbriml wrote:
A3801000 wrote:
UK parliament very likely to consider new Brexit referendum: Hammond

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brit ... SKCN1RO1EF

:D


But, but, but... Democracy!


Cheerleading for the potential annulment of the largest democratic exercise in British history? How pathetic.

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by KLDC10
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 4520

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Haven't you posted this before? Like, multiple times? Broken record now.

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