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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?

It seems natural to say "American networks would never sell DVD's of other networks' series" but the analogy doesn't work since the BBC is a major producer of content, whereas American TV networks are only purveyors, not producers. Actually American TV networks do own production studios. ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16473

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Why call it Sharia Airline, just don't serve booze, pork etc, so non Muslim would buy ticket without knowing until he on board. Telling people you are sharia airline is gunna drive Non Muslim probably away. Indeed. The best Sharia compliant airlines are the ones that just do it without any fanfare ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15687

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight now stating on FB they are not acquiring the 777: http://tinypic.com/r/fu54kn/9 Edit to add additional link: https://www.facebook.com/8855517223/posts/10155839574747224/ That's a bummer. They have the first 727,737 & 747 on display, so the first 777 makes it a perfect fit. ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9341

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

https://youtu.be/vI3DoQsshWQ?t=16s
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Did Fox News call Trump a dictator? A rather unfortunate (or fortunate, depending on your viewpoint) Freudian slip now is it?

https://youtu.be/vI3DoQsshWQ?t=16s

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3751

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

727LOVER wrote:
Didn't Pan Am own a hotel chain, also


The Inter-Continental Hotels chain.

Air France founded the Le Meridien chain of hotels. Lufthansa was a shareholder of the Kempinski chain, while JAL owns the Nikko Hotel chain.

All the airlines mentioned has since divested itself from its hotel holdings.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8887

Re: MH to retain A380s

I hate to see how the cabins end up looking after these pilgrim flights. Mmm. I second that. I am not a fan of religions in general, and pilgrims -at least when travelling is concerned- are a terrible breed of human beings.... A Malaysian pilgrim is actually more sophisticated. I don't think those ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8887

Re: MH to retain A380s

My secret hope is that the new government under Doctor M will eventually allow MH to somehow get the A380 off it's book and allow it to better focus on getting the house in order. Who knows who knows..... It was Doctor M's ego that saddled the airline with the A380s in the first place (and got the ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15687

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

In an earlier post someone mentioned the 777 as the most successful twin engine commercial wide body. That’s amazing, but I’m just curious what makes it the most successful? Amount of frames built, passengers carried etc etc? Where does the 767 and A330 fall in this game? Successful in terms of ord...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15687

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Well hopefully they can put it up for display by next year. I'm planning to visit Seattle with a friend & would love to drop by for the third time.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adult pushes child to ground
Replies: 20
Views: 1201

Re: Adult pushes child to ground

A smack in the butt or the leg would have done that kid some good.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8676

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

It may look tight, but it's probably because the seats aren't slimline but are thickly padded.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 332
Views: 18407

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no conclusive evidence to confirm that Russia was responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Malaysian transport minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday (May 30). Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said last Thursday for the first time th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL
Replies: 17
Views: 2245

AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL

While not the first time that Accor's been looking at AF, what benefit would owning a stake in AF/KL bring to the hotelier? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-air-france-m-a/france-considers-sale-of-all-or-part-of-air-france-stake-les-echos-idUSKCN1IZ0TI?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Cont...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 62
Views: 1580

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Been lurking since 2000 but only joined 8 years later. Only gotten active in the forums in 2014.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu May 31, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 105
Views: 4399

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

Flew trans-Atlantic with QR from KUL to IAD with a return from LAX so I can save $400 on the fare.

It would have been almost 20% shorter distance for me to fly trans-Pacific via NRT instead.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun May 27, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct vintage video game
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: The correct vintage video game

petertenthije wrote:
I miss the real time strategy games. Someone should really work on a new version of Command & Conquer or Dune 2000.


They should make a Command & Conquer version with real life leaders. Play as Trump or Putin!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Videos You Watch Again And Again
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: Videos You Watch Again And Again

    Top Gear videos.

    The Nostalgia Critic.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 25, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The way Netflix distribute licensed foreign media.
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: The way Netflix distribute licensed foreign media.

Can't understand your question here. Netflix is available on what is correctly, if no longer commonly, called the worldwide web, so what would "domestic" distribution refer to? I think what he means is that, if Netflix gets say a British show that's currently playing on British television...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 22, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just cancelled my Netflix
Replies: 158
Views: 4342

Re: I just cancelled my Netflix

I do take comfort in the fact that leftist movies and tv shows and actors are amongst the lowest rated shows. Obama’s show will be his typical pablum of self promotion and holier than thou thoughts from the boy blunder, whose legacy is being erased. Libs will love it and let them have their false a...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 22, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just cancelled my Netflix
Replies: 158
Views: 4342

Re: I just cancelled my Netflix

Maybe someone could watch Hannity or Tucker and let us know what the OP is on about? S/He is just going to be so triggered by then that words will fail her/him. This is the issue - http://www.thisisinsider.com/netflix-backlash-barack-michelle-obama-deal-conservatives-2018-5?utm_source=quora&utm...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19300

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Female and male applicants?? Yes. I did notice however that they have a preference for female candidates judging by the ones selected to go into the second round of interviews. There was only ONE male candidate! Umm, what did they measure on the males? Height and waist? I can’t imagine chest size w...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19300

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Indeed. I went to an open interview for SQ cabin crews & managed a peak into what they measured - body shape is among them . What a waste of a day for me. None of the US cabin crew members would even get through the front door at an Asian airline to be honest. But funnily enough, I had a more g...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 18, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19300

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

The grooming standards in Asia and the ME would be illegal under US labor law. They have weight limits, take audition pictures, etc. They prescribe what color hair, nails, etc. each individual flight attendant can wear. Indeed. I went to an open interview for SQ cabin crews & managed a peak int...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 18, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ramadan 2018 begins tomorrow
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: Ramadan 2018 begins tomorrow

It is a tough time of year for it . You try going without water or food for 14-16 hours a day during summer. Winter is usually much better for Ramadan. For those that practice their faith, it is a tough experience to go through, but one that they look forward too. I just know it is tougher since th...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Re: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?

But, my question is: is it worth it for an airline to post something new and great like a destination, a new plane a new Lounge or Award, celebrate and employee, etc- if they are just going to be hit with 100 vile responses about how the need to go out of business (another fav among the trolls). Cl...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed May 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post A Pic Of Your Ride
Replies: 28
Views: 2065

Re: Post A Pic Of Your Ride

https://www.cdn.renault.com/content/dam/Renault/MY/personal-cars/fluence/l38-fluence-busan/l38-busan-phase3/hero-zone/colour-swatches/Fluence-L38-phase3-colour-Black.jpg.ximg.l_6_m.smart.jpg A 2017 Renault Fluence (sedan version of the Renault Megane III). Sweet car. Got it on a massive bargain, so...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed May 16, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and SE Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: UA and SE Asia

I don't see the benefits of UA coming to KUL. SQ has KUL well covered to be honest and if not SQ, there's MH and all the LCCs to pick up the slack.

Plus Malaysian-US O&D traffic isn't that big. I really doubt that it will grow even with the new government in power.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11540

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

EK, EY, & QR can't fly to TLV simply because they're blocked by the Israeli government in a protectionist move to ensure LY's (and to a lesser extent, DL's) sustainability. You can't have 6 A380 flights daily swamping into TLV killing off Israel's national airline, now can't we? (BTW, this answ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 15, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11540

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

EK, EY, & QR can't fly to TLV simply because they're blocked by the Israeli government in a protectionist move to ensure LY's (and to a lesser extent, DL's) sustainability. You can't have 6 A380 flights daily swamping into TLV killing off Israel's national airline, now can't we? (BTW, this answe...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3265

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Seeing my friends refer to AirAsia as AA. The avgeek in me wants to pull my hair off knowing damn well that AA = American Airlines.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 15, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 404
Views: 70044

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

The one you reckon was pr for the Malaysian government... Was that TheFlyingDisk? I see that one still post in many other threads. Not sure if he was getting paid or not but I doubt he was convincing anybody if he was. I don't care if I convinced anyone, because I never worked for the then governme...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17752

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

The doors really should be yellow all around - ala UTA.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 08, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A vs. B, in pictures
Replies: 29
Views: 6092

Re: A vs. B, in pictures

Thanks for the link ! I have always loved the Frank Borman story with eastern taking a dozen A300... it was a time when people were a lot more wreckless and adventurous than today...much like Juan Trippe bet on the 747... Best Regards TRB In the end, the A300 order is probably what got Borman ouste...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 08, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Texas International

Much the way UA uses CO 1968 Pacific Ops to claims a much longer heritage is Asia than United really had. So it seems clear both are acknowledged as predecessors. I'm surprised UA doesn't use PA's date of entry to the Pacific to claim an even longer heritage in Asia, given that they bought PA's Asi...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon May 07, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11841

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Question is what alternatives does KLM have then ? Will they be dragged under too ? Either the Air France KLM group will be dissolved before that happens if the situation gets bad enough and the Dutch get angry enough, or Air France will take KLM down with it. They exist as a single company with tw...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 04, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest int'l route
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: BBC: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest int'l route

Dutchy wrote:
I wonder why they don't just build a high speed rail connection between the cities, it is only 350km's, perfect length for such a connection.


It's in the pipeline - work starts by year end. Personally though, I rather drive. More fun that way.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri May 04, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 2726

Re: They fly there??

MH's MEX & EZE services were rather peculiar since there was not that much ties between Malaysia & Mexico/Argentina. Apparently MH's LAX-MEX flights were often full that some US airlines protested, causing the DOT to rescind MH's 5th freedom rights on LAX-MEX. One can also say the same for D...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed May 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1505

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

$0.56/litre for 95 Octane here in Malaysia, while the premium 97 Octane fuel costs $0.62/litre. Diesel meanwhile costs $0.55/litre. The price is a controlled float set by the government - however for the past few weeks the prices were stagnant on the account of the upcoming general election. And the...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed May 02, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What got you into aviation?
Replies: 28
Views: 1471

Re: What got you into aviation?

I grew up incredibly close to the airport (it's like less than 4 km from my house), so my days were filled with the experience of seeing planes taking off. It was mostly 737s, but on certain occasion includes A300s, DC-10s & the odd 747 freighter. Probably even a DC-8 once in a while, but I didn...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed May 02, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is cultural appropriation?
Replies: 35
Views: 1644

What is cultural appropriation?

Why is this considered "cultural appropration"? The young lady wore a cheongsam to her prom. She didn't suddenly claim to be Chinese, or wore it to mock Asians - so what's the problem? Funnily enough, there were voices of support for the lady from Chinese citizens...so why the offense? htt...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue May 01, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this even Legal (close flying)
Replies: 27
Views: 5601

Re: Is this even Legal (close flying)

I'm surprised air-to-air photography is still a thing nowadays. One would think it'll be easier & more cost effective to just Photoshop/CGI everything.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula 1 - a different discussion?
Replies: 36
Views: 1779

Re: Formula 1 - a different discussion?

Red Bull should fire Max Verstappen and he should not get another car anywhere.. The Baku Crash was the final reason to take him out of the races before someone else dies. He's an idiot and he will stay an idiot, Horner needs to take the gloves off and stop mollycoddling Max. Either he does it, or ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10313

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

This is how they calculate brand value, based on their latest report: Brand Finance calculates the values of the brands in its league tables using the Royalty Relief approach – a brand valuation method compliant with the industry standards set in ISO 10668. This involves estimating the likely future...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford to discontinue sedans; focus on crossovers, SUVs, and light trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Ford to discontinue sedans; focus on crossovers, SUVs, and light trucks

Well, I suppose they can import the sedan models if the market requires it. Bit dumb though, because oil prices will rise eventually, even if it doesn't hit the highs of the late 2000s.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39467

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

zeke wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
I won't put much stock into Fernandes' proclamations. He may say one thing, but do another.


I guess that means he will be buying the A350, as this thread is about saying he won’t.....


With Tony, I'll only believe it when the first plane arrives.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 39467

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

It's a little bit more than a photo: “AirAsia X will need more planes. We are now looking at (Airbus) 330 (and) 350s, (Boeing) 787,” Fernandes told reporters on the sidelines of a business forum in Manila. https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/02/02/airasia-ceo-says-looking-at-boei...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Re: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?

Media must be fast. That is their first priority. So details are not -cannot be- known in the beginning as it takes more time to find out about everything. Again "we" the people want those fast incomplete news. So no surprise. It will take a wait of some years to read the proper NTSB repo...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline callsigns
Replies: 23
Views: 3293

Re: Norwegian callsigns

How about like AirAsia or Virgin? And how about e.g. KLM Asia Air Asia = "Red Cap" AirAsiaX = "Xandu" Virgin Australia = "Velocity" For AirAsia, those callsigns only apply to their Malaysian-based airlines (and AirAsia X's callsign is actually Xanadu). The other AirAsi...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Re: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?

Yes, totally agree - the hyperbole that comes with aviation reporting is just too much! I remember back in 2014 in the aftermath of MH370/MH17 disaster, basically every single Malaysia Airlines hiccup gets reported - like this one about an aborted take off at Adelaide due to a go-around from the inc...

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