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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 83
Views: 8672

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

Why can't the US introduce a federal sales tax that's applicable to both foreign & domestic carriers instead?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 10231

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Gays are not welcome in Malaysia. But I didn't see any protests anywhere. No gays have ever been denied entry into the country or deported for being gay. But fined, imprisoned and whipped. In Malaysia? Nope. I've plenty of gay friends and they're not whipped (at least, not involuntarily...), impris...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 10231

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

pylon101 wrote:
Gays are not welcome in Malaysia. But I didn't see any protests anywhere.


No gays have ever been denied entry into the country or deported for being gay.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Side effects of Propecia/Finasteride
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Side effects of Propecia/Finasteride

If you're taking that drug or considering it, you might want to think about possible consequences. Hair loss can be devastating, I should know considering how young I was when it started, but maybe being depressed by your hair loss might be better than the alternative. I won't share any link as I d...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Memoir is Finally Being Published
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: My Memoir is Finally Being Published

Congratulations. Here's hoping your hard work would be able to motivate others to strive for success as well.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14081

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

What about Westray to Papa Westray? 2 minutes flight, 59 minutes drive+ferry ride.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 54
Views: 10456

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

N292UX wrote:
MH 17 before crash:

Image


What's interesting about this photo is what that it was posted on Instagram by one of the victims with the hashtag #hatisedikitgentar which meant feeling a bit nervous.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burgers & emojis, how do you like your burger?
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Burgers & emojis, how do you like your burger?

You put stuff between the bun & the patty?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Streaming TV - How do you stream (semi-aviation related)
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Streaming TV - How do you stream (semi-aviation related)

I use Chromecast & stream from my Android phone.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 509
Views: 28113

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/39955 ... VfzXwkl.99
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Michael, did you use your backchannel contacts to get through this Malaysian MP who coincidentally is also a member of Anwar Ibrahim's party?

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/39955 ... VfzXwkl.99

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Names New CEO
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

Re: Malaysia Airlines Names New CEO

So a MAS lifer who will bend to the demands of the Malaysian government. It's just too damn early to judge Capt. Izham. Come back in 1 year. Doesn't surprise me. Sad that Malaysia has such xenophobic views towards bringing outside talent into the country to help complete the MAS turnaround strategy...

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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: 129
Views: 3820

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: 1446

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: 129
Views: 3820

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: 18284

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: 15794

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: 129
Views: 3820

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: 6008

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: 129
Views: 3820

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: 35392

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: 129
Views: 3820

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: 4774

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: 4571

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: 129
Views: 3820

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: 237
Views: 30639

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: 11109

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: 103
Views: 9360

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: 550

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: 724

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: 1143

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: 2776

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: 2776

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: 2776

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: 11431

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: 2776

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: 85
Views: 7518

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: 805

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: 14728

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: 533

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: 2776

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 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding
Replies: 29
Views: 6621

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: 253
Views: 53604

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: 253
Views: 53604

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: 253
Views: 53604

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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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53604

Re: MH orders 787s

I'm kind of surprised the A330neo did not win. Cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain, lots of trained pilots around, lots of spare parts, etc. Good range, good capacity, good economy. What am I missing? Well a new a.net narrative appearing to be forming is that it's a move to get the US Departme...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53604

Re: MH to place order for 8 B787s

I can't see Boeing discounting the 787-8 deeply though, it's almost as expensive to build as a 787-9, so that one I dismiss. The 787-9 is a good airplane, but the A339 is pretty close in efficiency. It's would be quite a bit more expensive for MH IMO, and I don't think Boeing would discount despera...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53604

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

Reuters reports that they will sign a MoU for eight 787s (model not mentioned) as part of Malaysia's Prime Minster's visit to the US this week. Could be a more formal announcement later today. Malaysia Airlines to announce deal to buy 8 Boeing 787 jets: sources But why only 8? The requirement appar...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53604

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

Reuters reports that they will sign a MoU for eight 787s (model not mentioned) as part of Malaysia's Prime Minster's visit to the US this week. Could be a more formal announcement later today. Malaysia Airlines to announce deal to buy 8 Boeing 787 jets: sources But why only 8? The requirement appar...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 112
Views: 3041

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

My mother took me on an Airbus A300 back when I was a baby, but the first airplane trip I remember taking was on a Boeing 737-400.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Replies: 31
Views: 831

Re: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy

My late father was able to do his PhD without a Masters degree becausr his undergraduate degree was obtained with distinction.

He was offered a teaching position at his alma mater so they shipped him to the UK for his PhD. Did it in 3 years.

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