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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Because airlines couldn't care less about aircraft branding & Airbus isn't really enforcing its brand trademark on airlines?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
What if Boeing were to get in the act in order to gain a foothold in the RJ market? Would that be feasible?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ?
dc10lover wrote:This is be what I hate about big Corporations. It's all about pleasing Wall Street / Stock Holders.
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
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/...Jump to post
- 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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
What's wrong with naming it Westjet Lite?Jump to post
So, nobody can make up a special social media account just so that they can give it to DHS?Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
elmothehobo wrote:Does anyone know who the wet-lessor was?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.