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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuala Lumpur to be Finnair's next Asian destination?
Replies: 12
Views: 3091

Re: Kuala Lumpur to be Finnair's next Asian destination?

Could be seasonal like DE since I do remember seeing AY charters to Langkawi several times previously.

Could even be a tag-on to the SIN flight ala KL’s AMS-KUL-CGK service.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussions in the workplace
Replies: 29
Views: 722

Re: Political discussions in the workplace

I try not to discuss politics at work. Not worth the hassle to argue one's opinions with people who can't accept differing opinions without kickback.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 171
Views: 2950

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

America stays strong by having it's populace armed and ready to fight. Whomever. When a tyrant like Hitler, or the Land of the Rising Sun, rises up and declares war on the world... It's been a 2nd Amendment Nation like the US, that comes to the rest of the world's rescue. Our existence while grotes...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 171
Views: 2950

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

America stays strong by having it's populace armed and ready to fight. Whomever. When a tyrant like Hitler, or the Land of the Rising Sun, rises up and declares war on the world... It's been a 2nd Amendment Nation like the US, that comes to the rest of the world's rescue. Our existence while grotes...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8089

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

I'm surprised nobody pointed out United as proof that branding amalgamation doesn't mean anything. People no longer associate the Continental livery or the BusinessFirst cabin with its reputation during the Bethune era; people associate it with David Dao getting smashed in the face. So I don't reall...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Heh! A lot of us knew that guy had no staying power. Meanwhile Art Garfunkel soldiers on.............. http://www.box-officetickets.com/E/e-2579922/v-8444/p-966?gclid=Cj0KCQiAh_DTBRCTARIsABlT9MY3FCgCAO4sAdodsIswkU6MQXg_KOLKH-jdqxi2AZX3W_dI5yOqGaUaAjDxEALw_wcB Or maybe Art didn't make as much money ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netherlands a bit more modern
Replies: 28
Views: 935

Re: The Netherlands a bit more modern

CCGPV wrote:
The idea of having royalty as head of state and government in 2018 is bizarre to me. Talk about being backwards.


Well, it's not like being a republic is any better right now, to be honest.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2289

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

Give him a military parade. Give him the Thunderbirds & Blue Angels performing in tandem. Give him a slew of ICBMs flying in the skies above DC. Give him all the B-52s in operation rumbling over his head. Give him a parade of every single Armed Forces personnel.

Give him everything!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Testing Buy-On-Board Pre-Orders in Y This Month
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: American Testing Buy-On-Board Pre-Orders in Y This Month

Eh... don't really see the advantage to this. You still have to pay on-board, plus it could open up more issues if catering doesn't load properly and the items aren't available. Wouldn't pre-order items get prepared in advance so the catering should load properly? I've bought plenty of pre-order me...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retracted ear drum, 18 months pain
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Retracted ear drum, 18 months pain

Why is it so that flying on a full carrier like SQ, I get less intensive ear blocks while descending but flying on a LCC like AK, the blocks persist for few hours (sometimes even for days together) after landing? Is it because the pilots for the full fledged airlines are more considerate to pax the...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Cartoon President
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Our Cartoon President

zkojq wrote:
Geoblocked for me :(


Use Opera browser since they have a free VPN you can use.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's new livery leaked
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: Lufthansa's new livery leaked

They removed the yellow and grey belly. Honestly a new livery that's not really needed.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best music platform for downloading songs
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Best music platform for downloading songs

A paid Spotify subscription will allow you to listen to your songs offline when you need it to be offline, and stream it when you are online.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Return your tray after eating?
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: Return your tray after eating?

I was recently in Japan and was pleasantly shocked at how after a meal, say at a food court, everybody returns their tray and even wipes down the table for the next customer! This is unheard of in Hong Kong where there is definitely a who cares mentality for the next customer. A pretty uninterestin...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL's bad idea of promo
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: DHL's bad idea of promo

It's a British thing, I think. Or do we watch Top Gear here in the US? In any event, the names really suck. And Hair Force One was something they called the Trump campaign plane for a while, IIRC. That said, I guess I don't get the other names, but whatever. I suppose "Cock Force One" wou...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Mr IKEA
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: R.I.P. Mr IKEA

Ikea furniture may be maligned as cheap & low quality, but to me at least their furniture are dependable (their beds are the only ones capable of holding my fat arse without breaking) and reasonably priced.

May you rest in peace IK.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Serial Stowaway Apprehended Again
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: Serial Stowaway Apprehended Again

planeguy wrote:
Wow, a real-life Ada Quonsett gets apprehended.


More than once!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 99
Views: 6693

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

SQ's livery hasn't had a major change since they were first founded. If any livery needs an update, it's sure as hell should be them!

And ANA don't need a livery change. JAL only needs to add the cheatline ala their old livery instead of the Eurowhite.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV: officially out of new ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 998

Re: TV: officially out of new ideas

The last time TV invested in original content like Arrested Development or Community - nobody watches them. Can you really blame them for rehashing old favourites?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 14495

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

BestWestern wrote:
God to see that Fox News is rebroadcasting the opinions of the ultra conservative Muslim minority of Malaysia.


Conservative Christians & Muslims share somewhat similar beliefs, believe it or not!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 14495

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

I remember once seeing a "flash of spectacular thigh" (as Steely Dan would put it) from a rather beautiful Malaysia Airlines stewardess in her tight Kebaya uniform. That's far more sexy than AirAsia's meh short skirt to be honest. Seriously, don't we have much better things to do than to c...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 5702

Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

How in the world did Mrs. Ada Quonsett get onboard in the age of high security? A woman notorious for stowing away on commercial airplanes made it past two Transport Security Administration agents at O'Hare International Airport by hiding her face with her hair, and then stayed overnight at the airp...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way
Replies: 15
Views: 9434

Re: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way

Apparently Emirates is only a 4-star airline according to Skytrax ratings, Skytrax offers two different ratings systems: one that is based on customer reviews and the other claimed to be based on measurement against objective standards. Years ago Skytrax took the decision that it would not award a ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6575

Re: MH122 divertes to ASP

What's the point of ETOPS then? Yes, I was about to ask the same question - these twins flying around are ETOPS certified. So there should be no question flying them on a single engine for another 3 or 4 hours. The airline has to consider what is the best service recovery option and chose to use Al...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6575

Re: MH122 divertes to ASP

What's the point of ETOPS then? So there should be no question flying them on a single engine for another 3 or 4 hours. The airline has to consider what is the best service recovery option and chose to use Alice Springs. ETOPS is a regulation. That is all. It DOES not change the fact that when you ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way
Replies: 15
Views: 9434

Re: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way

Apparently Emirates is only a 4-star airline according to Skytrax ratings, and the first page of customer reviews on Airlinequality.com shows nothing but complaints about the crew so I don't think it's a one off thing. Just goes to show you the power of marketing. http://www.airlinequality.com/airli...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A short international flight of Malindo Air
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Re: A short international flight of Malindo Air

Actually how much is the bus fare from TBS to KLIA?

TBS is actually connected with the KL Transit train service to KLIA & it costs around RM 17.30 from there to KLIA/KLIA2

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6575

Re: MH122 divertes to ASP

jetfuel wrote:
When need to stop encouraging aircraft flying around on just one fully functional engine. They had a 10,000 foot runway underneath them


What's the point of ETOPS then?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dolores O'Riordan - RIP
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: Dolores O'Riordan - RIP

May she rest in peace.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jeff Bezos donates 33 million to dreamers
Replies: 21
Views: 926

Re: Jeff Bezos donates 33 million to dreamers

Bill Gates didn't focus on philanthropy until he stepped down from Microsoft, and he was already world's richest for what, 5 years when he stepped down?

If Bezos wants to give more or less, that's his prerogative. Besides, who's to say he won't ramp up his philanthropic activities from now on?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Woods issues warning to Trump
Replies: 41
Views: 1555

Re: James Woods issues warning to Trump

If you give someone an opportunity, more than likely he/she will take it. Rather than building a wall that the illegals could circumvent as is always the case, why not put an effort in closing the opportunity instead by going after businesses who employ illegals and go after them hard. Punish them t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 108
Views: 20149

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

A lot of discussion about finding MH370. Id like to expand on the reason for why I believe that the search has been resumed. My guess is that since 2018 is election year in MY, the basis for the resumption is political. With Ramadan coming in May to June, the election more or less needs to be held ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic History Channel documentaries available on Youtube
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Classic History Channel documentaries available on Youtube

How old are those documentaries?

History Channel wasn't available in my country until 2008 so I've never seen all of them.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinions On A New Cell Phone
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: Opinions On A New Cell Phone

My own personal experience with the S8 has been a complete, total disaster since the day it was released. Interestingly my experience with the S8 has been the opposite of yours. What made it such a total disaster for you? Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Between the S8 & the Note 8, ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?
Replies: 36
Views: 1363

Re: US-Pakistan relations at a new low?

If America wants to withdraw, let them withdraw. If they lose their power & presence on the world stage so be it.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world
Replies: 79
Views: 2809

Re: NYC MTA East Side Subway Tunnel Project Cost 4 times what it would elsewhere in the world

This is unions people. You wanted them, you attack the companies when they push back so now this is what you get. You also forgot the work takes 4 times as long as it should too. I don't think the union per se is a problem. The big problem is the greed on both sides as they vie to get the upper han...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Air Berlin A 330 just cruising over Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Former Air Berlin A 330 just cruising over Germany

I guess this is one of the planes destined for Malaysia Airlines to be delivered starting February.

EDIT: Or maybe not - the ones heading to MAS are from AerCap. D-ALPA is not one of them.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 209804

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

Things I really miss about the old site and would like to see brought back: ....Scroll over function for airport codes and airlines. ..... Still holding out hope this function will reappear. Me too! I know it's on the list for the developers no date available. See my interim solution in 'hover over...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: We Hope Go Away in 2018

Meryl Streep overrated? I don't think so. Things I hope would go away in 2018 * Overtly political threads on A.net * Anything about Trump * The Middle East issue * Complaints about the US3, ME3, EU3, and just about any other airlines currently flying out there * Superhero movies (not going to happen...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4043

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

You know what could have made this movie great? When they released the distress signal to their allies in the outer regions, instead of having nobody respond someone responds back - and it turns out to be the Starship Enterprise with Captain Kirk & Spock ready to banish the First Order to oblivi...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reflections on Tenerife
Replies: 30
Views: 5396

Re: Reflections on Tenerife

I think one factor that is not addressed is the rigidity of the Dutch FTL and the pressure because of it that was generated on the KLM flight deck. If they had been given some leeway with regards to FTL, they wouldn't have been in such a rush to get back to AMS to the point of taking risks. I don't ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BREAKING: Disney to purchase Fox
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: BREAKING: Disney to purchase Fox

The Simpsons did it yet again! They predicted another future event :rotfl: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/foxs-the-simpsons-predicted-the-sale-to-disney-two-decades-ago-20171214-h050mh.html On another note, I wonder if Murdoch's Asian media channels are included as well in the purc...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does MH fly its A380s to for now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: Where does MH fly its A380s to for now?

After the A380s are withdrawn, they will undergo maintenance and reconfiguration. I believe MAB will be increasing their seat density. This is no longer happening. It was announced a couple days ago that MAB will now be keeping the 6 frames. See post above regarding what routes they will be put ont...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A350 First Commercial Flight KUL-PEN
Replies: 6
Views: 6654

Re: Malaysia Airlines A350 First Commercial Flight KUL-PEN

Actually I'm not surprised that there are no celebrations on the first A350 flights since they're only there for familiarization purposes. Expect something bigger to happen on the first flight to London. Anyways, for that seat 27A - can you really squeeze through that space in between 26B and the do...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 11436

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

So 3 days have passed. Has anyone done anything? Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, EU, Russia.. anyone? At the end no one cares about Palestinians. Nations offer them a little lip service, but at the end, the issue does not rank very high in importance. I also expected some more reactions others than th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 11436

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

I just don't know why the Israeli Jews & the Palestinian Arabs can't just share custody of the entire land with each other. Both sides are equally to blame for being at loggerheads for over 70 years now. I mean, they're worshipping the same God for God's sake! Why can't they find the similaritie...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

Re: I get notification that I have won an Samsung S8 when I log into airliners.

This is the URL that I am forwarded to from the main page of airliners.net. Can you do something about this? https://dailytimesnewssite.com/news/current/2017/no-nyheter.php?brand=Apple&model=iPad&countryname=Norge&s=no-2#!/back I am afraid to click that link, but it comes from airliners...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?
Replies: 33
Views: 5478

Re: Any Airports With Both McDonalds and Burger King?

Changi Airport (SIN): BK: T1 landside & airside, T3 airside McD: T2 landside & airside, T3 landside An interesting fact: Although Singapore is not a Muslim country, Burger King, McDonald's, and many other fast food restaurants such as KFC are halal-certified. It's because this country is su...

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