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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 29
Views: 8591

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: 424

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: 70
Views: 1520

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: 18
Views: 3813

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: 213
Views: 44623

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: 213
Views: 44623

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: 213
Views: 44623

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: 213
Views: 44623

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: 213
Views: 44623

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: 213
Views: 44623

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: 213
Views: 44623

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: 94
Views: 1802

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: 692

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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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]
Replies: 68
Views: 2294

Re: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]

Can you elaborate? I'm not a power user so when compared to the iPhone 6 that I previously used, the Galaxy S8 doesn't really stand out. The only advantage of the S8 over iPhone that I feel is relevant to me is the expandable memory. In terms of battery life, camera quality etc - I feel the improve...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]
Replies: 68
Views: 2294

Re: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]

Can you elaborate? I'm not a power user so when compared to the iPhone 6 that I previously used, the Galaxy S8 doesn't really stand out. The only advantage of the S8 over iPhone that I feel is relevant to me is the expandable memory. In terms of battery life, camera quality etc - I feel the improve...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]
Replies: 68
Views: 2294

Re: iPhone, the doddering piece of [profanity]

Easy fix. Just turn off predictive text! Not brain surgery! BINGO! Strongly considering an Android phone as well. Getting a bit tired of Apple's approach to locking their users into their ecosystem. And the hardware seems way overpriced. You pay big dollar for the OS itself which isn't that much be...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery
Replies: 38
Views: 11722

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery

err... it's now Korean AIr. KE changed its name from Korean Airlines to Korean Air after KE801 crashed on Nimitz Hill on approach to GUM. This is wrong, since KE streamlined its name to Korean Air in 1984. In any case one can also argue that MH have changed its identity since it is now known as MAB...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2028

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

Why list the airlines? If you want to know which airlines fly to the airport, go to the airport website. Airline lists are generic. Airline terminal locations aren't. What is your definition of "generic"? I'm not understanding the difference. American flying to LHR is generic info. Americ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2028

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

I don't get it. If you want to know which terminal to go to when flying which airline - go to the airport website. Wikipedia shouldn't be loaded with too detailed information. If it is to function as an encyclopedia, then the information provided should be as generic as possible so that the reader ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted
Replies: 29
Views: 1145

Re: This is why TYT and "online alternative media" can't be trusted

Why do you have to depend on ONE media for your information source. Shouldn't it be best for you to hear BOTH sides of the story & make your own mind up which is fact & which is pure hyperbole?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2028

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

I don't get it. If you want to know which terminal to go to when flying which airline - go to the airport website. Wikipedia shouldn't be loaded with too detailed information. If it is to function as an encyclopedia, then the information provided should be as generic as possible so that the reader c...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Lack of) Internship Rant
Replies: 26
Views: 807

Re: (Lack of) Internship Rant

Why isn't your University/College helping to connect you with companies that have internship opportunity? Since it's a requirement, a helping hand from the university/college would go a long way to get you out of there & into the job market.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l Airlines getting B777s?
Replies: 46
Views: 10308

Re: Ukraine Int'l Airlines getting B777s?

9MMPQ wrote:
FLJ wrote:
Where will these frames be sourced from? SQ/MH?


MH is certainly possible. Their deal with Air Zimbabwe apparently hit the rocks & those aircraft are ready to go.


MH's 777 heading to Ukraine? How appropriate.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Flight 255 Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4345

Re: Northwest Flight 255 Crash

Then there was the local news reporter that raced up to a man headed down the concourse. The reporter asked who he was there to meet and where they were coming from. "My wife" he said, "from Detroit". The reporter sickeningly stated as he shoved the camera in his face "your...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 459
Views: 23881

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Ah, this is the conundrum! If 1805 were altered next week does the alteration happen back in 1805 or in 2017? I say 2017 - 212 years of human history can't be wiped out by a machine. You can travel through space, but you can't travel through time. I beg to differ. Surely you're familiar with the wo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 2750

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Tokyo & Doha for me - both times while heading to America.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should SAS update or change its livery?
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: Should SAS update or change its livery?

They should revert to the previous livery. In my opinion this one is timeless.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian video justifies shooting QR aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Saudi Arabia puts out video justifying why it is ok to SHOOT QR aircraft

Horrific that this is even imaginable by anyone, even a TV network. No civilian airliner should be destroyed unless it creates a serious and viable threat to the country, and even then it is questionable. Well Saudi Arabia believes that Qatar represents a serious & viable threat to the country....

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 7467

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

I do understand it it their own company and they are free to impose their own rules. I just wonder what would happen if any western airline refused to serve Halal/Kosher meals, and started a dress code in which females are supposed to remove their headscarf and nobody is allowed to wear religious s...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian A380's
Replies: 26
Views: 6732

Re: Malaysian A380's

While you may be able to operate them at a per flight profit in a higher density for pilgrimage charters; the fact is that most of the year the planes will sit doing nothing. Not really. While Hajj only occurs within a specific times, Umrah visits to Makkah can be done year round. I'd say a large p...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malindo Air could face suspension of flights over unpaid airport taxes
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Malindo Air could face suspension of flights over unpaid airport taxes

I honestly feel that this issue doesn't really reflect the business viability of Malindo.

They're probably trying to do an AirAsia by arguing for a waiver of the fee as part of an extension to their introducutory incentive & then quietly pay when their gambit fails.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 48
Views: 2393

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

I'm not planning to go to the US in the near future, though it's not because of Trump. I just visited America last year & having visited the country twice already I feel it's time to explore Europe or Australia or Asia (a bit closer to home).

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 8305

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
Joon, AF's new "LCC". The name means NOTHING.


It sounds like jeune - which befits its target audience of young millenials.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Poor Countries, New Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Poor Countries, New Equipment

How can a national airline from a third world country expect to get travelers? By being one of only a few options available to take to the country in question? To get to Mongolia you can only either take Air China, Aeroflot, Korean Air or THY from their respective hubs so you're not really spoiled ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Improved call sign suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Improved call sign suggestions?

American's callsign should be more star-spangled, especially considering the new livery has an American flag flying large & proud on the tail.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to properly ship batteries?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: How to properly ship batteries?

YVRLTN wrote:
They are banned as cargo on passenger aircraft (even though every pax has at least one but hey....)


Pax can only take batteries as carry-on simply because it's easier to extinguish if the battery spontaneously combusts in the cabin rather than the cargo hold.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with aircraft abbreviations
Replies: 46
Views: 3291

Re: Help with aircraft abbreviations

I always assumed that the 77W & 77L designation came from the Worldliner nickname that Boeing bestowed to the 777-200LR.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans
Replies: 23
Views: 6765

Re: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans

The A380 is NOT allowed to land in JED, and this will not change in the short term. As long as the Whale can not go to JED, this whole operation is doomed as Hadjj and Umrah pilgrims return home from JED airport ( and not from MED where they arrive) The B747-8 is much more suitable for this kind of...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Sub-forums in Civil Aviation forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Re: Sub-forums in Civil Aviation forum?

I concur. Just do it like how PPRuNe segregate content based on geographical location.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans
Replies: 23
Views: 6765

Re: MH Update: A380 Hajj, expansion plans

I posted this article in a couple of different threads a couple of months ago. MH boss man had good things to say about the A380 and certainly seem to be very confident about this project. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2017/03/24/malaysia-airlines-boss-believes-airlines-missed-p...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honda City in North America?
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Honda City in North America?

After owning a Honda City for about 10yrs, I am not impressed with the new Honda City. Here in this part of Asia, it looks like a rebadged Civic and about the same size. I liked the 01 City body style but Honda put the worse motor/tranny in it. It leaked oil all the time!! I see a few around still ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honda City in North America?
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Honda City in North America?

I was driving on I-694 in the east metro of Minneapolis/St. Paul and saw a Honda City, a four-door sedan very similar in size to the Honda Civic. I don't think the license plates were Minnesotan and I assumed it was one of the Canadian provinces but I don't know for sure. I looked on Wikipedia and ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laziness vs disability
Replies: 44
Views: 1724

Re: Laziness vs disability

A local person made headlines by criticizing what he calls "laziness" from their part: he offered the father a job and he refused. Correction, frm the article. The local offered the begging son a job, the son refused on the basis he'd make more money panhandling. And therein lies the prob...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code
Replies: 16
Views: 2727

Re: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code

If you going to list for non-rev travel in business class or 1st class at least come dressed in business casual attire. If you want to fly and come in a "more relaxed style", or looking like you just rolled out of bed, then buy your ticket. Ummm...why would you do that if you don't have t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12949

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Who are they? Apart from Rowan Atkinson, I don't know any of these actors and neither will 99% of none-Brits on international flights. Apart from the Mr. Bean coin thing at the end, I didn't get where the humor is? You're trolling right? You don't know Gordon Ramsey or Gillian Anderson or Ian McKel...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 38552

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

jbs2886 wrote:
flyfresno wrote:
Time for Delta to pick up more cheap used aircraft!


I hope you're joking. This line is getting very old. Anytime an airline plans to retire an aircraft everyone says "Delta!"


Not as old as Delta's fleet :duck:

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing Factory Tour
Replies: 16
Views: 1398

Re: Boeing Factory Tour

I wonder why Boeing or the Future of Flight Museum wouldn't capitalize on the no-photograph policy by having a special photo area where a picture of you can be taken & then you can buy it for $5-$10 a la Disneyland? At least they can satisfy visitor demand for pictures while ensuring that the mo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12527

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

Not that many widebodies managed to achieve 1,500 copies - only the 747 did and even then it took the queen far longer to achieve what its baby brother did in 20+ year.

Here's to more 777 plying the skies in the future!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28761

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

This is why, rather than screaming that "X Air Line sucks!" or "Y Airways is shit!" it would be wiser to get educated on the intricacies of flying commercial so that you can cover your bases when the airlines tries to pull one on you. Are you serious? So a paying passenger follo...

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