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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 25
Views: 5881

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

But why are they all called a 7xx? Why 7? This article by their archivist Mike Lombardi is most enlightening about why Boeing planes are named the way they are named. To support this diversification strategy, the engineering department divided the model numbers into blocks of 100 for each of the ne...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat
Replies: 37
Views: 4084

Re: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat

Am I the only one who doesn't mind not lying fully flat when sleeping on a plane?

I remember taking one flight in F, and rather than having the seat go fully flat, I just kept it reclined like a lounger & slept soundly like a baby.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 36
Views: 5208

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

Here in Malaysia people often kid about MH's livery variations You have the original "new livery", introduced in 2010. Note the wau logo on the tail & the font colours in front. 5226863 And then you have this livery, with the wau logo positioned off centre and closer to the end of the ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 5193

Re: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

Well, better a stuck cargo door problem than a cargo door that can easily open in flight!

I'm surprised they didn't try heating the fuselage area to warm up the locks more quickly.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 13935

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

bennett123 wrote:
How about the BAE 146


Or the Dornier 328 Jet. Or the An-72/74

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 11575

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

When did support blankets and pillows fell out of vogue and emotional support animals came into the picture?

This issue wouldn't have been a problem if everyone that needs an ESA just follow what Linus from Peanuts did & carry around a bloody blanket.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM-Flight on September 3rd 1972 EHAM - KJFK
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: KLM-Flight on September 3rd 1972 EHAM - KFJK

UGnet wrote:
factsonly wrote:
KLM did operate all-Y DC8-63 aircraft, this aircraft had two lay-outs:
- 14F / 199Y
- 242Y

What do these codes mean?

F=First Class
Y=Economy Class

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....
Replies: 35
Views: 982

Re: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....

Sleep... Not everyone is gifted with feline body types where they can fall asleep in just about any awkward position. I dread my next red-eye transatlantic flight...the last one I had I slept for barely an hour. Maybe you should take up that Dream Water potion. Had it on my LAX-DOH flight, I was ou...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....
Replies: 35
Views: 982

Re: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....

fallap wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
People read books while flying?


What else is gonna occupy you for ten hours? Eventually you are gonna run out of episodes of The Simpsons ;)


Sleep...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Journey to Borneo Part 2: Kuala Lumpur - Kuching with Malaysia Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

Re: Journey to Borneo Part 2: Kuala Lumpur - Kuching with Malaysia Airlines

I can’t believe they still kept the old leased non-BSI birds!

Lima Echo was one of MH’s first batch of 738s prior to the delivery of the BSI 738s at the end of 2010.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11478

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

She is the true Queen of the Skies, and no plane flying today can take it away from her.

Unfortunately I've never been able to get the experience of flying on one, but at least I was able to get up close with a couple of MH's 747 prior to its retirement, and of course RA001 at the Museum of Flight.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....
Replies: 35
Views: 982

Re: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....

People read books while flying?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses
Replies: 29
Views: 6174

Re: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses

Let's get this straight, A350 are not going anywhere since they are brand new and on lease. The current fleet is just nice doing KUL-LHR, with some extra capacity. A330-300 are relatively new, and supporting the mid to long haul destinations nicely. A330-200 are currently under-utilised but soon be...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses
Replies: 29
Views: 6174

Re: MAS 787 MOU with Boeing lapses

Never understood the 787 order. A330neo seems like a natural extension of their existing fleet. Seems to make perfect sense to me, replace two types - A330 and A350 - with one, essentially the 787-9. This isn't a commentary on the attributes of each type, but a fleet revolving around 737s and 787s ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 4337

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

A380 is the most overrated aircraft bar none. All it has is size, and even then it's not the giant leap in size that the 747 was when that was first launched.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 35
Views: 8159

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

Honestly, Aziz is way out of touch. His opinions should be taken with a barrel of salt. In any case, if there's someone that should bear the responsibility for the morass that is MH, it's the current Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The root of all MH's problems lies at his feet - includin...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 10825

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

In the case of MH they shouldn't have bought any GE powered ones when the rest of the fleet was PW... and they needed to show their bankers they were doing something. The PW fleet was actually ordered & delivered after the GE planes. The last of the initial 4 GE 747s were delivered on June 1991...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 108
Views: 2824

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

Fact 1: the version about the su-25 was just a version. It wasn't just a version, it was the official story from Russia until it was thoroughly debunked. Hence Russia's zero credibility. The JIT's credibility may not be 100%, at least it's higher than Russia's. We'll only know the truth once Putin'...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 108
Views: 2824

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

Russia's credibility is close to zero, if not in the negative. "levels of credibility" These are invariably Ex Cathedra stipulations. Would you judge the other parties to the fray as strongly credible? Will people ever understand that Schopenhauer's "How to win an argument" was ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16089

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Change fees should only be limited to the fare difference if any. I don't see any justification for tacking on the change fees since making the change isn't exactly hard to do.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 108
Views: 2824

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

Russia's credibility is close to zero, if not in the negative. Unless anything that comes from their mouths can be verified by independent means I'm treating it as suspect, and everyone else should too. Stop desecrating the memories of the 298 lives lost in this heinous disaster by claiming somethin...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4964

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Well what other planes are out there? A330 and A300/10 is all you got from Airbus. Boeing has the 727,737,747,757,767 and 777. Then you include the MD-10/11 and DC-9/MD-80. I mean it’s not surprising. Well there's the A340, but this plane went to the scrappers instead of getting a new lease of life...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post a pic of your passport cover!
Replies: 25
Views: 1256

Re: Post a pic of your passport cover!

The Malaysian passport looks rather nondescript, especially compared to the Indonesian & New Zealand passports.

Image

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?
Replies: 31
Views: 1646

Re: Your Thoughts On The 2018 F1 Season So Far?

Where does the thread imply it's just for F1 'fans'? The thread title is a question asking for an opinion. . My apologies.....please go on and continue to put the sport down in a thread (obviously) for F1 enthusiasts. Today I wondered why these F1 threads never really lasted the whole season on A-n...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 3190

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

What I notice internationally, is that remembrance is getting less by the year. Perhaps "fading" is not quite the correct term, but on the international TV stations I watch and in the papers I read.....it didn't seem like a topic at all yesterday. To my knowledge it wasn't on CNN internat...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale (pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 1918

Re: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale ( pics)

It looks like a rebadged Geely GE

Image

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burt Reynolds has passed away
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: Burt Reynolds has passed away

Rest in peace, Bandit.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10262

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

There was a period when ever major expect CO was on shaky ground. As a safe guard the online travel agencies would plate everything on CO’s 005 ticket stock. Even markets like US flying JAX-CLT or UA DEN-PDX that had nothing to do with CO. As a safety net in case some one ceases operations. It made...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysian Airlines 9M-MMD MH609 Kuala Lumpur - Singapore | Photos and Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: Malaysian Airlines 9M-MMD MH609 Kuala Lumpur - Singapore | Photos and Video

I really love flying MH's 734s. Those plush, comfy seats really is welcoming after a hot day - even in Economy!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6086

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

adls307usa wrote:
Maybe they'll go to OAK? DO they still have that plane painted up in Raiders colors? KUL-NRT-OAK on an A340?


Those planes are long gone, and the reason they shut down European services.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY - 10/2017 near disaster near Adelaide
Replies: 14
Views: 4674

Re: EY - 10/2017 near disaster near Adelaide

It also issued a service bulletin requiring inspections and corrective action on 777s with line numbers 1-1527 onwards, while it is considering design changes on new aircraft to prevent a re-occurrence.


Basically all 777s delivered up to December 2017. I wonder if this could happen to MH370?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 8049

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

Isn't the "Singapore Girl" merely portrayed similarly to the below? https://traveltalk.nz/wp-content/uploads/777_300_Business_Preimier_F.jpg http://im.rediff.com/money/2014/jul/25best-cabin-crew26.jpg https://www.united.com/web/format/img/mileageplus/United-IPA-787-9_0858.jpg Cheers, C. N...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 8049

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

I don't know about that. I've attended one of their cabin crew cattle calls last year. Body measurements are one of the criteria for selection based from the scoring sheet held by one of the selection panel members that I managed to glance. Appearance is a factor in recruitment , but I was talking ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 8049

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

I don’t think Singapore Airlines is objectifying women in the same way that other companies have historically done in advertising. The way I view it, they’re not using the “Singapore Girl” as a sex symbol, but rather as a symbol for warmth, care, and compassion. I don't know about that. I've attend...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 8049

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

The Singapore Girl Image is what sets the airline apart from others. I would rather be served and taken care of by beautiful looking and highly professional flight attendants that the Singapore Girl Imagery brings to mind, than a 60 year old grandma. When was the last time you heard an SQ flight at...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6086

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

master14225 wrote:
Does everyone forget about YVR or SEA? California is not the entire west coast and it pisses me off when people think it is...


YVR & SEA aren't in the West Coast. They're in another dimension :lol:

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13368

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. You need to read up on some airline history. It's not 1940, and not the coal mines. Where is Eastern now? That scumbag Lorenzo destroyed Eastern. From what I read, Lorenzo got into Eastern ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Kangaroo Route: 2017 and 1991
Replies: 13
Views: 7401

Re: BA Kangaroo Route: 2017 and 1991

Thanks for a very interesting trip review. I must say it's nice to see a side by side comparison between the same airline, only decades apart.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What countries are most of your clothes made?
Replies: 32
Views: 802

Re: What countries are most of your clothes made?

I honestly don't know as I hardly looked. I suppose Bangladesh, Vietnam & Indonesia. A funny anecdote - I visited the US while my sister was pregnant and being the good brother/uncle that I am I went out and bought a few baby clothes from Carter's, a brand that's not available here in Malaysia. ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7746

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

A summary from the horse’s mouth, so to speak (Pam Ann fans will appreciate the reference): Bit of a chaotic boarding with two families and a child having a major tantrum. Boarding complete and cabin secured. Child starts to misbehave again. Parents release child from seat. Cabin not secure for fli...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 7746

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

These stories always only present one side of the picture. So the family is lying? Making up the story to claim $$$ from BA? or have they been paid by a competitor airline? You'd be surprised that how many people actually do lie to get money from the airlines. I know of one story where a pax had co...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 36
Views: 1016

Re: Most Annoying Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4AmLcBLZWY
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Isn't this the most annoying sound in the world?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4AmLcBLZWY

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 127
Views: 25648

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I'm surprised nobody mentioned...you-know-who. That thread in non-Av has been rather entertaining. That is some pretty crappy journalism right there... she's pulled that "universally condemned" right out of her backside. Just to create a clickbait headline. The article from her own website...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3377

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

Surprisingly enough, I've many friends who swears off EK.

They often say QR & EY are way better than EK, which is overhyped. Can't say for certain myself since I've never flown EK, only QR.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 71
Views: 10192

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Honestly from a business sense Southwest would be dumb to shun Airbus totally, just because they're happy with Boeing. Having Airbus trying hard to convert them is a perfect leverage to keep Boeing honest. Take a look at AirAsia, how many comments from Tony Fernandes about being in Seattle & che...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24799

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Yonderlust wrote:
dbo861 wrote:
Will this lead to a new livery?

God, let's hope! Of the 3 US legacy carriers, United and Delta need to do a 90° turn.


I honestly don't see anything wrong with DL's livery. UA's may require some sprucing up, but nothing as drastic as a livery change.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with funny names
Replies: 24
Views: 1930

Re: Airports with funny names

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pict ... ml?image=2
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Here are a few silly airport names - like Batman Airport in Turkey & Mafia Airport in Tanzania

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/pict ... ml?image=2

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private
Replies: 103
Views: 2975

Re: Musk Considering Taking Tesla Private

Tesla's lack of focus is a problem in my opinion. Not having perfected car manufacturing, it decides to branch out in truck manufacturing etc. Plus you have the eccentric billionaire running around shooting his mouth & behaving erratically (remember his April Fool stunt?). At the very least some...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 599
Views: 41652

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

The Dutch report on MH17 is junk - there were two missiles, not one. One was a Buk, alright, but a Chinese Buk, a HQ-16A. How do you come up with this nonsense? Shhh! The unwritten rule around here now is to ignore this thread to stop feeding the troll. True, but this thread is far more entertainin...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?
Replies: 32
Views: 6026

Re: Bigboy AN-225 Myria in a casual low pass?

Could the re-engine with more moddern power0ants to increase range? Absolutely — though there aren't many options with more thrust than the D-18T! More problematically, all of the other engines are first of all Western, and second much more modern — both of which would require externsive rework of ...

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