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by sw733
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 1637

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

I'm guessing it has to do with crazy liberals thinking each one us are special and unique...because apparently that's a bad thing? More like kids who cannot be criticised or reprimanded, and who need their safe spaces to protect them from the real world? If you're going to prohibit your kids watchi...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds ATL-ONT
Replies: 40
Views: 4284

Re: Delta adds ATL-ONT

727LOVER wrote:
I flew ATL-ONT on DL back in 2006 on a 757....when was it dropped?


I believe there were 3 or 4x daily 757 flights. Last time I took it was...2010ish? I don't remember exactly.

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by sw733
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 1637

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

Someone who is all up in arms about mansize tissues going away? :D Snowflakes up in arms about anything? :rotfl: Now that would be something . . . :eyepopping: Still waiting on your definition of snowflake. I'm guessing it has to do with crazy liberals thinking each one us are special and unique......

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by sw733
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13208

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Cathay Pacific has Cathay City for all of the non-HKG based crews. At least a few years ago when I was there last, they even had different "hours" (for things like housekeeping) on different floors so that crew could stay as close to their home time as possible for least impact on body clo...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline diversions because of POTUS [and others?]
Replies: 15
Views: 1438

Re: Airline diversions because of POTUS [and others?]

Adispatcher wrote:
I can see how a long-haul international flight might be impacted if unaware.


In this case, I wonder if they were told to expect an unusually long hold? I'm just wondering why going over to TPA was a better choice than waiting out the hold. Fuel wise, I wonder what the difference would have been.

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by sw733
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline diversions because of POTUS [and others?]
Replies: 15
Views: 1438

Re: Airline diversions because of POTUS [and others?]

I'm not aware of diversions being a common thing. It's fairly common for aircraft to be held, either on the ground or circling above, for a short amount of time as AF1 comes in/goes out, but they honestly tend to take care of that pretty quickly. Seems unusual to me, based on what I have seen and e...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline diversions because of POTUS [and others?]
Replies: 15
Views: 1438

Re: Airline diversions because of POTUS [and others?]

I'm not aware of diversions being a common thing. It's fairly common for aircraft to be held, either on the ground or circling above, for a short amount of time as AF1 comes in/goes out, but they honestly tend to take care of that pretty quickly. Seems unusual to me, based on what I have seen and ex...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...
Replies: 24
Views: 1422

Re: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...

Okay...seems like just something most younger people these days could plan with a few clicks at a lower price.

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by sw733
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State
Replies: 53
Views: 2347

Re: 20 killed in vehicle crash in NY State

How on earth does this happen? What was the limo driver doing 100mph? Even at 60 mph you couldn't have had this much loss of life. It's incredible. I can't imagine many, if any, of the riders were wearing seatbelts. I know that I am usually reckless in that regard when it comes to a party limo/bus ...

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by sw733
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 69
Views: 3782

Re: Unusual airline routes

AA's PIT-RDU and FLL-PAP* routes always struck me as the most unusual in their network *I know the route is being discontinued soon. Fort Lauderdale/Broward County has a very large Haitian population, so it does make sense. One of the reasons I was so surprised to see AA cancel it. I believe JetBlu...

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by sw733
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 69
Views: 3782

Re: Unusual airline routes

airgeekteen wrote:
klm617 wrote:
BWI-ACC on Ghana Airways
This exists?

It doesn't anymore, but it definitely used to. I actually took it once, I believe on a DC-10, back in the 90s.

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by sw733
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-KEF 2019..
Replies: 16
Views: 3589

Re: AA DFW-KEF 2019..

It's bookable for next summer, so I would say odds are decent.

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by sw733
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport announcement/staff in different languages
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: Airport announcement/staff in different languages

I would be shocked to find Icelandic speaking staff at MCI, for example True, however for the most common messages they might have a tape in Icelandic. This is often done when there is no staff member present that speaks the language. Sometimes all foreign messages are played from a tape. I flew MC...

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by sw733
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport announcement/staff in different languages
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: Airport announcement/staff in different languages

Pretty common at the main gateways in/out of the US. As airlines expand to smaller US markets, I wouldn't expect it there (I would be shocked to find Icelandic speaking staff at MCI, for example), but I would be surprised to show up for a CX flight at SFO and not find multiple Cantonese and Mandarin...

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by sw733
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7486

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

smells of desperation El Paso metro area is over 1,000,000 people San Diego metro area is something like 3,000,000 Seattle metro area is something like 3,800,000 I wouldn't say it's desperate to send 76 seats PDEW between ELP-SAN and ELP-SEA There's more than simple population counts to successful ...

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by sw733
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7486

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

CobaltScar wrote:
smells of desperation


El Paso metro area is over 1,000,000 people

San Diego metro area is something like 3,000,000

Seattle metro area is something like 3,800,000

I wouldn't say it's desperate to send 76 seats PDEW between ELP-SAN and ELP-SEA

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by sw733
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 3589

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

I'll give them number 3 - they need to make up an airline for a show like this - an airline based in Jamaica flying to the US is not some unheard of thing, and while a 737-200 is improbable, it isn't out of the realm of possibility. Also, "what, if any, foreign-flagged carriers flew regularly ...

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by sw733
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24533

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Multiple Dialects of Chinese and Mandarin. (I have NO idea what the difference is) Very many of the dialects are mutually incomprehensible to each other in their phonology, vocabulary and syntax.. Some do share a little semblance to various degrees but they are in the minority. About the only threa...

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by sw733
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 29
Views: 2450

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

Very reasonable expectation. I have flown MIA to various Spanish speaking destinations many, many times (Santo Domingo, Mexico City, Panama, Bogota, Montevideo, Lima, and one or two others) and can’t remember ever hearing only Spanish. I would be shocked if I did.

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by sw733
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific
Replies: 25
Views: 6081

Re: Red and green lights on ocean when flying over North Pacific

Samrnpage wrote:
interesting stuff this, probably explainable though, does anyone know?

Everything is explainable, it just depends what security clearance you have :)

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by sw733
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14597

Re: Cathay Pacific Rebranding??

Thanks to Xiamen TAECO (that's where the plane's painted; in fact it was only ferried back this morning). I actually suggest a title change to "CX becomes Cathay Paciic" or something to be more accurate :duck: lol Michael Technically, it's not TAECO anymore, they go by HAECO Xiamen now. A...

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by sw733
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: ULCC (NK/F9) Lack of West Coast Presence

Interestingly I don't think Southwest is as cheap as it used to be. Maybe not, but their prices in California are pretty good. It is not hard to find $50-60 o/w fares LAX-SFO. That is with two free bags and at primary airports. That is hard to compete with $30 bags and (possibly) secondary airports...

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by sw733
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax
Replies: 19
Views: 6075

Re: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax

FAKE NEWS, it was only one of those flights listed, the other turned out false, all passengers connected to AA from another carrier in the European city & cause was determined to be from the previous carrier due to other sick cases in that European connection. Shows how starved some are for att...

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by sw733
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Tropic Air: Fictitious Mauritian airline
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Tropic Air: Fictitious Mauritian airline

My brain first read this as "Mauritanian" and wondered how many people were flying from Mauritania to Seoul or Guangzhou!

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by sw733
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19399

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Developing story EK203 DXB-JFK has landed at JFK this morning with about 100 passengers falling ill. Health officials are currently investigating the cause of the passengers illness Aircraft in question is A6-EUF https://bnonews.com/site/index.php/2018/09/emirates-flight-203-lands-at-jfk-after-100-...

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by sw733
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19399

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Coughing and experiencing high temperature seems like air born transmitted disease. If it is food poisoning coming from say 1 out of 3 main courses, why only 10 people? That's why people are skeptical of Emirates' initial claim of food poisoning. The passenger who posted that onboard video told the...

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by sw733
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers
Replies: 39
Views: 2427

Re: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers

These are all pretty good. However, the most annoying person isn't the infrequent flyer, it's the frequent flyer who thinks he/she is holier than thou.

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by sw733
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?
Replies: 41
Views: 6305

Re: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?

MCI-KEF Kansas City Icelandair Enplaned Passengers and Load Factor May 2018: 442 pax / 3 flights = 147 pax/flight (79.9% LF) June 2018: 1825 pax / 13 flights = 140 pax/flight (76.3% LF) July 2018: 1576 / 13 flights = 121 pax/flight (65.9% LF) *Loadfactor calculations assume all 3 weekly flights (TT...

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by sw733
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?
Replies: 41
Views: 6305

Re: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?

Does FI provide J passengers with any kind of lounge access at MCI? No, they do not. I don't believe there are any lounges in general at MCI any longer. Correct, I'm not aware of any since Admirals Club closed down at least four years ago. The plans for the new terminal do have a common lounge, but...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAAG In Portugal
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

Re: TAAG In Portugal

I believe the traffic is predominantly O&D. DT doesn't code-share with anyone at the Portuguese airports although they probably have an interline agreement with TP. I have seen already a few times in those bargain websites TAAG flights from OPO/LIS to South Africa or Namibia (connecting in LAD ...

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by sw733
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KTEB Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 3747

Re: KTEB Emergency

I have no idea what a Post Malone is, nor do I care, but glad the plane landed safely. How is it a knucklehead like that can make bank, fly in a G IV? I'm such a grumpy old man now, haha. Now get off my lawn you damn kids. Live look at Post reading your comment https://media.giphy.com/media/BAaeOq5...

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by sw733
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 304
Views: 31492

Re: AA Anounces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC

Wow! Dubrovnik...never thought I would see that day. That's got to be in conjunction with a cruise line. I'm sure the cruises don't hurt, but maybe AA just realized that a lot of Americans are realizing how great Croatia is and the tourism numbers are going up. They may be able to chase a lot of th...

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by sw733
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 304
Views: 31492

Re: AA Anounces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC

Wow! Dubrovnik...never thought I would see that day.

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by sw733
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?
Replies: 24
Views: 5030

Re: Are people allowed to do this ? (pic)

My guess would be the owner has some sort of permission to do this...

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by sw733
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11859

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Well is it secure ? I seem to remember a terrorist attack there with lots of deaths. Happened outside security. Turkish airports have security as soon as you walk inside, can't even access check in lanes without going through security. Plus it could happen in Europe too... (BRU) The failed coup put...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3204

Re: New QR Route Thread

What are some of the new routes that QR is looking to start in the coming 6 months? I reckon the following routes have a good chance: Doha - Ipoh Doha - Lombok Doha - Kuantan Doha - Stuttgart Doha - Siem Reap Doha - Talinn Doha - Shannon Doha - Wuhan Doha - Batam Doha - Chiang Rai Doha - Pokhara Do...

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by sw733
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27507

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR? Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL. QF really only leaves three or four planes a day at LAX, if I remember correctly. They're the...

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by sw733
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2890

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

adam47150 wrote:
Does SFB still use private security, or has security coverage reverted back to the TSA?

MCI is still private, too

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by sw733
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The left hates fun
Replies: 35
Views: 1053

Re: The left hates fun

Chicken wings are sexist or something. https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/46667/ I almost never come to Non-Av so I have never heard of you before, but holy cow you're annoying. The left hates fun: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20554743#p20554743 My statement doesn't prove that I a...

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by sw733
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The left hates fun
Replies: 35
Views: 1053

Re: The left hates fun

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/46667/


I almost never come to Non-Av so I have never heard of you before, but holy cow you're annoying.
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VTKillarney wrote:
Chicken wings are sexist or something.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/46667/


I almost never come to Non-Av so I have never heard of you before, but holy cow you're annoying.

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by sw733
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK adds yet more International: EWR-SDQ + more
Replies: 17
Views: 2318

Re: NK adds yet more International: EWR-SDQ + more

BWIAirport wrote:
Oof, both those legs of EWR-SDQ are redeyes, at pretty tough hours

Doubtful it will be an issue for this fare-sensitive market. Definitely not doing to see many traditional business folks or tourists on that flight...most likely it will be almost exclusively VFR traffic.

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by sw733
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3500

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

airtrantpa wrote:
jterlick wrote:
I think with the Oakland area being at the forefront of civil rights activism, Bessie Coleman would be a great fit for the airport.


The service road around TPA is named after Bessie Coleman.

Bessie Coleman Drive at ORD too

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by sw733
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Identifying ERJ at BUD on 9 July, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Help Identifying ERJ at BUD on 9 July, 2018

Looks an awful lot like this one, which is definitely not commercial, belonging to Enhance Aero Group

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by sw733
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9085

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

BalkanBoy wrote:
Serious question, how did this risk other people's lives? I can't imagine her feet taking down a plane.


In theory she could get hit or blown in to someone else nearby.

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by sw733
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9260

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

727200 wrote:
All the airlines have no business getting involved in a political issue, and if a solitary employee did they would be shown the door. Such hypocrites on corporate side to even mention this.

I’m happy to see them take a stand. If I don’t like it, I won’t fly them.

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by sw733
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger films runway excursion
Replies: 20
Views: 7371

Re: Passenger films runway excursion

Wow very interesting video. Definitely must have been a bit scary for all onboard. I wonder what caused it - hydroplaning perhaps?

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by sw733
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16964

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I can't get over the "Halal Richard Branson" nickname. Hilarious. I'm sorry but you don't laugh when Amikam Cohen called himself the "Kosher Richard Branson". That's racist. :rotfl: :rotfl: Never heard of this person, but if true, it's equally hilarious. "Halal Richard Bran...

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by sw733
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16964

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I can't get over the "Halal Richard Branson" nickname. Hilarious.

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