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by Nicoeddf
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7165

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

Not trying to defend this crew if they actually made a mistake, but have you seen NOTAMs these days? 3 out of 4 times I look at them, it is several pages of useless information, such as building cranes erected within 5 kilometers of the airport but nowhere near the approach path. They just aren't c...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41191

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Not sure where so many take their fear of a lack of competition from. a worthwhile comparison is not market share at airports, but market share of total travellers between domestic city pairs. Plenty of competition in that field. The first statement is correct. The second is not. You will find plen...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41191

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Not sure where so many take their fear of a lack of competition from. LH Group has a market share of 14% in Europe, hardly dominant and so there can't be an argument for lack of competition within Europe. As to domestic traffic: Germany is a tiny Country. Not too many worthwhile domestic routes apa...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41191

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Not sure where so many take their fear of a lack of competition from. LH Group has a market share of 14% in Europe, hardly dominant and so there can't be an argument for lack of competition within Europe. As to domestic traffic: Germany is a tiny Country. Not too many worthwhile domestic routes apar...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight
Replies: 25
Views: 8076

Re: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight

Not surprised this is EY or one of the ME3. They run their pilots ragged on schedules that would make investment bankers cringe. The pilot unionist stooping to unthinkable depths. ;-) 'US pay is at stake! US jobs are at stake!' :D Google suggests that in 2015 (Captain) and 2017 (F/O) a Pilot died o...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much for the climate change ‘hoax’
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: So much for the climate change ‘hoax’

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4254681996_27b1ed7ff0.jpg One picture says a thousand words. Let make the earth great again Fairly sure a war was started using mentality like that... Well, very good, let's start a war on climate change. Will be for the better of our planet and our children.

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162444

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I . The Collapse of Air Berlin will only be positive if it opens up Germany to more genuine low cost carriers, not the rearguard action sham LCC wings of the legacy carriers. I at just €20. With or without AB, any, I repeat any LCC, genuine or real, can enter the German market and try their luck.Th...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement
Replies: 79
Views: 8792

Re: Tim Clark: Americans are being fed a distorted view of the Open Skies agreement

The ME3 are a sham. Government funded so profit isn't main goal setter. Seems to me their main goal is to just screw the US3 into pulling out of some European stops and India all together. Yes - in the same line of thinking that climate change is a Chinese invention to cripple the US manufacturing....

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9180

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

credit card reversal? If he's from Germany, then please note that credit cards are rather uncommon there in comparison with other countries, so assume that he may not have one and that he doesn't have/use Paypal. . Haha...WHAT? I don't know anybody in Germany not having at least one credit card nor...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 4096

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

B747400erf understood what was easy to understand with some Background knowledge. Indeed. But somehow the general knowledge of air cargo and it's dynamics on a.net lacks considerably behind other areas of aviation where the knowledge base I consider as really high and educational. Anyway, it is goo...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transcripts of Trump's Conversations with Mexico and Australia Leaked
Replies: 53
Views: 2154

Re: Transcripts of Trump's Conversations with Mexico and Australia Leaked

And the honor and loyality is first and foremost to the public! To the people of whatever country in question! The moment something is not happening in the interest of the people betrayal would actually be false loyality to an elected leader.

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa post strong mid-year results
Replies: 17
Views: 4657

Re: Lufthansa post strong mid-year results

LH should have US level margins. While that would be desirable, my perception deducted from the data I have seen makes for a tougher competition in Europe. That is, after the heavy consolidation that took place in the US in recent years as well as cost shedding via Ch11. Therefore, I disagree, prof...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa post strong mid-year results
Replies: 17
Views: 4657

Re: Lufthansa post strong mid-year results

Varsity1 wrote:
5% operating margin?


Not every market can be as uncompetitive as the US one.

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

Re: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles

Cointrin330 wrote:
Why if LH flies the same route?


Thats like asking why GM builds cars when Ford already does ;)

The companies have no present day relation. They are simply competitors.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 819
Views: 109904

Re: A400M Update

...devolving as usual into a US aircraft vs European aircraft thread. Jep, pretty disgusting. Nice idea piss poorly executed and costing member nation tax payers more and more very year. Europeans seem to be just as bad as Americans in the, mine is better than yours department.For most nations this...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 41710

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

ikolkyo wrote:
It's crazy how emotionally invested some people get over an airline operating an airplane.


Yes, like a religion. And that hasn't brought a lot of good stuff on humanity.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Poor Countries, New Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 1890

Re: Poor Countries, New Equipment

This thread confuses me. The countries are poor so their airlines are not entitled to make money? Help me with the premise. Absolutely agree. How can the US3 afford brand new western jets? Ah, by stealing from their creditors through CH11. Equally bullshit, I know. And why wouldn't need the populat...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11840

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

FRA. Four runways, but only two for takeoffs and landings, one only for takeoffs (and only in one direction) and one only for landings. Yeah that was the exact same one I was thinking of as well. Runway 18 is only used for takeoffs. From what I see on Google Maps the opposite direction of that runw...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 819
Views: 109904

Re: A400M Update

SCAT15F wrote:
The amount of dislike for turboprops on this site never fails to amaze me...


Where do you get that from?

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Deadly Shooting in a Work Place
Replies: 26
Views: 1011

Re: ANOTHER DEADLY SHOOTING IN A WORK PLACE

And not even an Islamist Terrorist? But Travel ban!!!

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 819
Views: 109904

Re: A400M Update

"Game changer" is up to the users. It can fly from Europe via commercial airways at M .7 into Africa / Middle East land on a unprepared strip and unload 30-40t of goods including serious sized vehicles. A C-17 can't really land / brake on soft ground without fallowing it. A C130/ Transall...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 819
Views: 109904

Re: A400M Update

@Slug71

Great Post! Just: no, it wont be a game changer. Seriously when was the last time in the industry anything changing the game? I suggest it was 707...
This word is used way too often.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the Boeing 767 passenger variants still in production?
Replies: 15
Views: 5792

Re: Are the Boeing 767 passenger variants still in production?

An A330 or 787 will cost less to operate and offers much more potential revenue generation due to the larger size. The purchase price of a new 767-300ER will be far lower. The real problem (when purchasing a new 767-300ER) will be the leadtime for the unique pax related aircraft parts and the alloc...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 75
Views: 16604

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

At Boeing, our unmatched experience, fundamental flight operations beliefs, and clear design guidelines lead to flight decks that are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. These flight decks let airlines build further on the safety the industry has already achieved. They ensure Boeing customers a...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 819
Views: 109904

Re: A400M Update

Hmm, half of France's fleet is not available and they consider "landing in Iraq" a vote of confidence. Well, well, C-130s, C-17s and a host of other transport aircraft have been landing in Iraq for almost 14-15 years now and have better than 50-60% availability. This is not a "game c...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 8188

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

jimatkins wrote:
You'd think anybody that backward wouldn't consider using a modern form of transportation. Admittedly, it's tough to do TATL oxcarts.


Fully agree, people as backward as believing in creationism or no gender and race equality. Oh, half the American market just collapsed. :stirthepot:

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69718

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

So will Delta find a way to get out of this horrible Airbus contract they wrongfully got themselves into and buy some real machine 777 instead? :stirthepot:

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81817

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

I can agree to that statement. The A350 is very competitive, but otherwise, everything in that lineup is a generation ahead of everything in Airbus' books. You do make good jokes. After you finish getting mad, go tell keesje. He'll laugh too. NSA or A320? NSA. MoM or A322? Probably MoM. 787 or A330...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 205
Views: 58954

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

Thats a plus for Germany, but its not a plus for Airbus, and my point is that Airbus may not want to get into bed with Germany on something else that they can complain about... :) So what, Germany buys the KC-46A? :rotfl: Luftwaffe would be equally annoying buying US stuff. ;) Man it's really no fu...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 227
Views: 25260

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

Well done taking my comment out of context... Might be worth reading some of the comments on other Canadian fighter replacement threads before you shoot from the hip. No, sorry, that one is on you. Context is this thread, not any other potential thread you imply must have been read. But you could h...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 227
Views: 25260

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

And so continues the Liberal Government's preference for political games over military capability. Ah yes, it is so unfortunate that the F18 is the only available fighter plane in the world :( Well done taking my comment out of context... Might be worth reading some of the comments on other Canadia...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 227
Views: 25260

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

Interesting, so this entire charade could just be political cover to get Canada back into the F-35 family while providing the current Canadian government an excuse to go back on their promise of getting Canada out of the F-35 boondoggle.... Agree. And they brought Boeing on board this charade by......

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 227
Views: 25260

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

Canadian government makes a non-subtle hint that they may cancel purchase of F18's over CSeries spat. http://www.newson6.com/story/35465845/canada-warns-it-may-cancel-us-jet-buy-over-bombardier-probe And so continues the Liberal Government's preference for political games over military capability. ...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada may cancel F18 deal
Replies: 227
Views: 25260

Re: Canada may cancel F18 deal

Let them walk. Better to lose out on a Hornet deal than fight with the C Series for 20+ years after illegally being propped up. Why is it so hard to comprehend that the whole industry in all of the participating nations is subsidized? Tax breaks in Washington or Alabama, launch aid in Toulouse, bri...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102620

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I wonder if Delta will actually be upset or be happy if they can get a better deal from Boeing if the C-series order is cancelled. Yes, you are obviously right. Actually everybody is basically craving to get Boeing products on property. They only take the inferior crap from other manufacturers if M...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does wrong input of QNH give wrong altitude to Air Traffic Controller?
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Does wrong input of QNH give wrong altitude to Air Traffic Controller?

Flyingturtle is correct. The transponder is calibrated on standard setting. Checking the transponder display on small planes you often see the transmitted flight level (as referenced to 1013hpa). Normally that does not coincide with your altitude as it's rarely 1013 ;)

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by Nicoeddf
Wed May 24, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to become Eurowings (-like)?
Replies: 17
Views: 5816

Re: Brussels Airlines to become Eurowings (-like)?

Brussels Airlines, as pointed above, is doing really pretty well, thank you very much. I am not that sure anymore that LH will actually "fold it" into the crappy and confusing experiment that Eurowings is proving to be.... The 'new' 330s will in fact have an upgraded 3-class seating layou...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue May 23, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report on AC 624 released
Replies: 31
Views: 7986

Re: Report on AC 624 released

Technical question--why didn't the A320 avionics blare out a ground proximity warning? From the report: "Because the approach conditions did not exceed the boundaries of safe operation, the EGPWS did not provide a warning." Until now I was under the Impression, that with EGPWS there alway...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue May 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?
Replies: 119
Views: 23347

Re: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?

If you were to assume that it was adequate, then explain why the accident happened in spite of this adequate training. Again I'm not cast dispersions on the crews, or FedEx as these enhanced training programs were not available, and thus not applied. We can happily disagree. But I am not sure we ac...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue May 23, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?
Replies: 119
Views: 23347

Re: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?

Stats would not support you. Most of the MD11 accidents occurred during the landing phase. In the case of FedEx, not only did they have hull losses but that also had an over abundance of tail strikes during that period. This was not because they had less than capable pilots but rather they failed t...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue May 23, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?
Replies: 119
Views: 23347

Re: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?

I think can blame a certain degree of blame regarding the MD11's accident rate to: 1) The quality of training, both initial and recurrent 2) The increased landing weights that the MD11F used Increased landing weights and consequently high approach speeds, yes. Training I wouldn't consider to be an ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue May 23, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 85
Views: 30291

Re: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's

Very conservative choice... One can question LH's long term involvement and backing, considering SN gets second hand A330s and LX gets brand new 77Ws... LX gets all factory new fleet. The PR of brussels airlines is here a pure stunt. The logical and natural choice for SN was the A330-900. ' Sometim...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon May 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?
Replies: 119
Views: 23347

Re: RE: What Would Have Made The MD-11 Better?

I heard it was going to incorporate the A330 wing design, but it never went through. Such a sad airplane story really, so beautiful & quirky. Wow, I would love to hear more on this! Not finding anything on Google. That would have changed the future for the MD-11 I'm sure. No, two instead of thr...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed May 17, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 6345

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

Are you in Special Ed? Well, I have two Master Degrees with Artificial Intelligence major among others, if it counts. It doesn't. Since when has a title (or the lack thereof) meant anything about intelligence, morale or anything really than the ability to either rack up the necessary money if you s...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon May 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ebola death in Congo
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Ebola death in Congo

Yep, the first "major" outbreak was in 1976. They happen on a regular basis, and typically no more than a few hundred die in each outbreak. Just a few hundred then? Yeah, why would that matter. But hey, somebody killed some in a terrorist attack...world is about to end. It was meant in re...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon May 15, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ebola death in Congo
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Ebola death in Congo

VSMUT wrote:

Yep, the first "major" outbreak was in 1976. They happen on a regular basis, and typically no more than a few hundred die in each outbreak.


Just a few hundred then? Yeah, why would that matter.
But hey, somebody killed some in a terrorist attack...world is about to end.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue May 02, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump, a petty man
Replies: 29
Views: 1901

Re: Trump, a petty man

Ah Thomas, is it facts again in the way of the good old "but we are better than you because we are America?" ;)

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by Nicoeddf
Tue May 02, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 55
Views: 6387

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

I find it amusing how people I remember featuring the US flag are so vocal in attacking NO. I am not a fan of NO, mainly for their workers rights issues. But in a country where the airlines have racked up billions in losses, have cost their creditors billions as well through ch11, you should be not ...

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