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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: 92
Views: 6777

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: 92
Views: 6777

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: 33
Views: 670

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: 52
Views: 12945

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: 3136

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: 66
Views: 8844

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: 122
Views: 22330

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: 1730

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: 53
Views: 1183

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: 594
Views: 39746

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: 5866

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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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5051

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Because airlines couldn't care less about aircraft branding & Airbus isn't really enforcing its brand trademark on airlines?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Transit System
Replies: 47
Views: 1354

Re: The Correct Transit System

The Singapore MRT system isn't half bad, although I'm surprised they don't have a direct connection to Changi, only a feeder train service.

And Google Maps is no help since it tells me I need to take a bus to get into town.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?
Replies: 75
Views: 10252

Re: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?

3) Historically, we also have to consider range of available aircraft in the past. So if you look at my second argument and then had the limited range of aircraft in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, you will see that the major hubs for Asia formed in Tokyo (for US based airlines) and Hongkong (for Europ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?
Replies: 75
Views: 10252

Re: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?

I think, being countries where the majority of the population are Muslim, making Indonesia and Malaysia are less attractive to western tourists than Thailand. Buddhism is more compatible to western values than Islam. That's also why Bali, although it's a province of Indonesia, is popular with weste...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 4980

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

If he was as clueless as you think he was, why did he move so far off the racing line to the inside of turn 1? Obviously he was blocking somebody, ergo he must have know a collision was a possibility. He's been in enough races to know that some drivers start better than others. The reality is that ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1727

Re: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?

Decided to stay with my SE for now My biggest issue with the 7$8 is the home button, really dislike the ‘Haptic feedback’ Why not upgrade to an Android - either the Google Pixel 2 or the Galaxy S8? With the Galaxy S8 you'll get iPhone X features for iPhone 8 prices. I've made the switch & have ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 4980

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Vettel couldn't see what a great start Kimi got. If he was as clueless as you think he was, why did he move so far off the racing line to the inside of turn 1? Obviously he was blocking somebody, ergo he must have know a collision was a possibility. He's been in enough races to know that some drive...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19212

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

They are white probably because they have been overhaulled and painted white. There is no issue with doing this just that it reflects on the livery badly. I am an engineer on the A380, not for MAS, we routinely remove slides for overhaul. They are staggered early as everything has a life. So rather...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21249

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

What if Boeing were to get in the act in order to gain a foothold in the RJ market? Would that be feasible?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 4980

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

That is the case with HAM, there are not many drivers out there that can be considered equal to him. He beat Alonso on numerous occasions with Mclaren, a year in which Alonso proved not to be overly sympathetic by the way. Kovalainen was a joke as a teammate. Things were pretty equal with Button, w...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6305

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

"There's nothing as beautiful as a 747" - I absolutely totally agree.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 4980

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

May I inquire, why the HAM hatred? The guy is overrated, nothing more, nothing less. The moment he gets an equal teammate he starts throwing temper tantrums everywhere. In fact I feel the same way about Vettel too. And now Verstappen have shown that he's shaped out of the same mold as well. These t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 190
Views: 35929

Re: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights

A small update on this: Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew expects to get approval from Khazanah Nasional Bhd to launch the new airline catering to haj pilgrims by year-end. The carrier said it has received overwhelming response from haj pilgrims and that does not have enough seats to accommodate p...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 4980

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

It’s luck. Luck? :rotfl: Every top driver will "luck into" the odd win now and again (e.g. Verstappen in Spain last year, Hamilton in Singapore this), but I strongly disagree that a driver can "luck into" a WDC in modern F1 (maybe back in the '60s & '70s with very unreliable...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline
Replies: 25
Views: 5012

Re: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline

I would not be surprised if Tony Fernandes would be interested, where he would have MH be the full-service airline with the jewel destinations and AirAsia with a more diverse network, with synergy between the two. Although anything is possible, Airasia is an unlikely candidate. They had a disastrou...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"
Replies: 15
Views: 4762

Re: "LCCs buy the 737...and only the 737"

Boeing blew David Neeleman off, Airbus made him an offer he couldn't refuse - and the rest is history. It was more than just JetBlue. Frontier was fully determined to replace their Boeings with Boeings, but Boeing wouldn't give them any kind of a deal, they wanted full price all the way down the li...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 135
Views: 4980

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Aesma wrote:
When your opponents crash needlessly, is that luck, or is that your opponents being stupid ?

When you don't crash very often, and get great reliability from your engine/gearbox as a result, is that luck, or is that being good at your job and reaping the rewards ?


It’s luck.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41156

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Can they actually get antitrust approval to buy AB?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11590

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

dc10lover wrote:
This is be what I hate about big Corporations. It's all about pleasing Wall Street / Stock Holders.


Why not join them? It's not like it's a closed club.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11873

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

United would be better of investing in its people & offerings rather than investing in rebranding.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Part To Salvage From 747
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Re: What Part To Salvage From 747

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KLM-Royal-Dutch ... 6a&vxp=mtr
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An economy row seat would probably be under $1000.

Somebody's selling a KLM 747 seat for $649 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/KLM-Royal-Dutch ... 6a&vxp=mtr

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coke with coffee sugar free
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: Coke with coffee sugar free

Never tried it & not officially available here in Malaysia, but I've seen it on sale, imported from Denmark if I recall correctly.

Maybe I'll pop by the shops tomorrow at lunch & give it a try.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you won the lottery
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Re: If you won the lottery

I'd buy a Cessna 182 and learn how to fly. Long range travel, just fly commercial in Business.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3173

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

They were not racing, not concentrated, Vettel could have taken a much wider turn. zkojq : you both argue that Vettel is a master at passing, and that other pilots should have just let him pass, so which is it ? And Stroll could have just not turn into Vettel. Based on the damage it's clear that 2/...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3173

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

- How can something like that loose drain-cover happen? If the car itself had hit it, that could have literally sliced Grosjean in two. How do they test all the welds to make sure they're strong enough? Remember how Button's suspension was destroyed by something similar at Monaco last year? Again, ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3173

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

Wise words from Martin Brundle: http://en.f1i.com/news/281441-vettel-attitude-prove-costly-brundle.html No Tax On Rotax No offence to Brundle but reading through the article one can't help but notice the bias oozing out each word he said. Plenty of other drivers have displayed similar "arrogan...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12881

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

You can talk about it all you want. Fact is taking guns away from law abiding citizens won't help (Chicago) We are country with an Amendment that lets us have guns. This will never change. Banning automatic weapons won't stop mass shootings because then you will want to ban semi autos etc. The USA ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3173

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

Watching the on-board video from Vettel's car, I thought he squeezed across Stroll as they approached the left-hander. He'll be very lucky if he doesn't need a new gearbox after that! Would like to see the on-board from Stroll's car though. Here's a view from behind both Stroll & Vettel. Stroll...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 88
Views: 9193

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

What's wrong with naming it Westjet Lite?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DHS to collect social media information on all immigrants.
Replies: 26
Views: 934

Re: DHS to collect social media information on all immigrants.

So, nobody can make up a special social media account just so that they can give it to DHS?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 15056

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

I don't get why these people can't keep their pants zipped & their wicks dry.

I'm a Muslim too but I certainly don't go about harassing & making unwanted advances on women...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stanislav Petrov
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Stanislav Petrov

The one man who truly could be called saviour of the world. May he rest in peace.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3173

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

Heres a telling comment from Autosport: Crucially, this was on a straight and well before the braking zone. If you make a move on a straight requiring another driver to move over, brake or vanish completely to avoid a collision, you are at fault. It doesn't matter how many car widths there are, it ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8598

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

elmothehobo wrote:
Does anyone know who the wet-lessor was?


Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad, a Malaysian government SPV.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 59887

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

Boeing news release: 8 x 787-9 Interesting. I would have expected the 787-10, but the 787-9 would give them similar passenger capacity to the A330-900 with more cargo space and much better range so it is a more flexible platform and more "future-proof" should they decide to launch more lo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 59887

Re: MH orders 787s

But why is it political? The 787 was on MH's list as well. It's not like they weren't considering it at all. Indeed, all the political smell, the visit to the US and the surprise with the announcement is just a coincidence :) Just because a politician is making the announcements doesn't mean it's a...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 59887

Re: MH orders 787s

Armodeen wrote:

Because it smacks of politics.

Regardless of the cause, this is a big blow to the A330neo program, MH were seem as a shoe in not so long ago. Congrats to Boeing.


But why is it political? The 787 was on MH's list as well. It's not like they weren't considering it at all.

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