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by B777LRF
Mon May 21, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do "dad brands" of clothing have a negative stigma?
Replies: 20
Views: 669

Re: Why do "dad brands" of clothing have a negative stigma?

Clothes have brands? They're appliances used to satisfy society's requirement that we not walk around nude. Nothing more, nothing less. Perhaps in Florida, but up here on the cold, frozen, tundras of Scandihoovia, clothing does have rather practical applications. Notably the one which ensures your ...

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by B777LRF
Sun May 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot pay: twins vs quads
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Pilot pay: twins vs quads

Generally the pay is proportional to seat count or gross weight. Generally that's only true for some airlines. It would be equally true, or incorrect if you prefer, to state that 'generally the pay is proportional to seniority'. And, no, larger MTOW/seat count is not always a consequence of high se...

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by B777LRF
Tue May 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 10990

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Is (t)hat really true? I went to Israel in 2012 and if they look at my stamps, I want be allowed into Dubai. I find that unbelievable especially since Emirates fly to many city including NYC which many people visit Israel from. The fact EK flies to many cities has nothing to do with it. There are, ...

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by B777LRF
Tue May 15, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24726

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Aircraft aren’t sold by weight....ridiculous It's quite often a good idea to acquaint oneself with the nature of an analogy, preferably before aiming both barrels of a shotgun at ones feet. So whilst you're technically correct, the start of my post read 'a good indicator'. And weight is, indeed, a ...

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by B777LRF
Mon May 14, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 141
Views: 24726

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

A good indicator of the 'right' price for an airliner, would be dollars pr. kilo. Examples (using 2017 average list prices): B737M9: 110M, 82.000kg = 745 USD/kg A320neo: 108M, 79.000kg = 731 USD/kg B787-10: 306M, 254.000kg = 830 USD/kg A350-900 311M, 280.000kg = 900 USD/kg So, yes, the A350-900 is m...

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by B777LRF
Sat May 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changing Musical Tastes
Replies: 23
Views: 709

Re: Changing Musical Tastes

So no Eminem, Coolio, Fugees, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys or Dr. Dre for you? Nope, would rather listen to an old gearbox from an Unimog grinding itself into destruction. PS Don't care much for country either, but unlike Rap it doesn't induce vomit or an urge to cut my ears off. PPS Modern day music is a...

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by B777LRF
Thu May 10, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?
Replies: 25
Views: 799

Re: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?

Nope. My home would be under 2 meters of water, at present mean sea level.

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by B777LRF
Thu May 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 111
Views: 15950

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

I just flew 787-8 with AA and found it very noisy. I was very disappointed. I flew back on a 77W and found it much quieter. It is possible that it was noisy due to be seated at the wing level vs in front on the 77W? It has everything to do with it. I found the 77W rather quiet when I first tried it...

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by B777LRF
Wed May 09, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5362

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

Correct; Ryanair or, rather, MoL only respond to actual consequences. You may threaten them all day long, and he couldn't give a flying so and so - It's only when consequences, of the financial kind, hits him square in the face that action is taken. For reference, see their protracted battle to main...

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by B777LRF
Wed May 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changing Musical Tastes
Replies: 23
Views: 709

Re: Changing Musical Tastes

I generally speaking like all sorts of music, and have so for as long as I can remember. My father brought me up on a diet consisting of the 5 B's (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok and Beatles), interspersed with liberal quantities of Stones, Dire Straits, Led Zep, Queen, Pink Flyoyd and the like. My...

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by B777LRF
Sat May 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 136
Views: 10929

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

I'll have to agree with the more level headed posters on this thread: The disdain displayed for workers by armchair CEO's, posted from the safety of their mothers basement, is flabbergasting. AF have screwed their employees over for years, whilst handing out huge bonuses to the top brass. Well, excu...

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by B777LRF
Sat May 05, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 124
Views: 36607

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Looking at the picture above, wouldn't the correct headline to this be 'EK stores 777s (and a few A380s)'? Or would that go too much against the 77W circle jerking on these pages?

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by B777LRF
Thu May 03, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1447

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

1,77 USD/litre in Denmark, or 6,70 USD/gallon. Prices have gone up by around 10% over the last month; did someone capsize an oil rig?

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by B777LRF
Tue May 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 10513

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

A 757 burns, in very rough numbers, around 7 tons the first hour and then 3,5 tons per hour after that. For a 4-hour flight that's a total of around 18 tons. To operate within legal limits, you're looking at a fuel requirement of around 21-23 tons out of CCS. The OEW of a 757 is around 60 tons, and ...

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by B777LRF
Tue May 01, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 793

Re: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement

Israel saying Iran is 'hiding' its nuclear program is the pinnacle of hypocrisy.

In order to create a level playing field, Israel should offer up its considerable nuclear arsenal in exchange for Iran doing the same.

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by B777LRF
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian divesting itself of up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 7559

Re: Norwegian divesting itself of up to 140 aircraft

The reason for the Argentinian 737 going back is lack of route authority. Norwegian had planned on a May/June launch, latests plans call for a start around October time. No sense having an aircraft sitting on the ground for that long, particularly as it could well be used in Europe rather than havin...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4461

Re: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes

25 new aircraft, but nobody to fly them. May they fester and languish in the pool of HR malpractice they've made their hallmark. PS On a brighter note, the newly established cabin crew unions in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium will being strike action in late April/start May, unless Ryanair agree...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

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

Some of the users on this site has a deep knowledge of aviation, including the more technical aspects. Those of us who do, may offer a sigh of desperation every time anything aviation related makes the news, if nothing else then for the phalanx of errors contained in the reporting. But just as journ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: Cargo hold

Usually the bulk compartment, or compartment 5 if you will, is the last to be filled and the first to be emptied. This makes it the first choice for e.g. late connecting bags and priority bags. It is also ideal for strollers, baby carriers or wheelchairs. Since most live animals can't be loaded in c...

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by B777LRF
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 40
Views: 2434

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

I'd have someone build me a DeHavilland Mosquito, fitted with 2400hp Griffon 101 engines, 5-bladed variable pitch props and a glass cockpit. Built out of kevlar instead of wood, it would be pressurised and fitted with 4 very comfortable seats and a single berth in the nose. It would have FBW and the...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 47
Views: 1284

Re: Your most favorite car?

[threeid][/threeid] Porsche Boxster, no contest. Isn’t that the Porsche model they call a poor man’s Porsche for those that couldn’t afford the 911? ;-) Yes, absolutely, and I couldn't afford a 911 either when I bought it. Doesn't distract from the fact it's my favourite car of all the ones I've own...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your most favorite car?
Replies: 47
Views: 1284

Re: Your most favorite car?

Porsche Boxster, no contest.

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by B777LRF
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina Republicans Want To Secede Again
Replies: 64
Views: 1843

Re: South Carolina Republicans Want To Secede Again

Some here are offering up the most hilarious of delusions; Alabama has an economy the size of Spain (actually it's only around 10% thereof), or California is the worlds' 10th biggest economy and would do just fine on its own, or SC has BMW and Boeing which would keep the state afloat. Matter of fact...

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by B777LRF
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 110
Views: 20811

Re: The future of Etihad

[url][/url] There is also JED. The new terminal is starting operations next month and it will have a capacity for 80M PAX. JED has an enormous O&D (if only b/c of Muslim religious tourism which for obvious demographic reasons has a lot of potential) and Saudi is looking at diversifying their eco...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

You're very much downsizing the fact that BA have a hub in LHR and can feed LHR-DXB as much as EK can feed DXB-LHR. BA LHR-DXB doesn't live off of O&D... Think you're overestimating the number of passengers transitting through a European hub, with final destination Dubai. It would really only m...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

Arion640 wrote:
Can you honestly compare Majorca and Dubai when it comes to Business.


No, not on its own, and that's why I included Barcelona in the mix.

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

Basically Dubai is Barcelona or Majorca by the Persian Gulf. Fair bit of business, but the overwhelming majority are tourists. And, as with anywhere else in the world, the vast majority of tourists would rather spend their money at destination than on transportation, therefore choosing to fly coach....

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrow body hot and high performance
Replies: 17
Views: 2811

Re: Narrow body hot and high performance

Generally the Vref speeds on 737-8/9 are higher than an equivalent 320/321. Some of the reasons are different wing and flap/slat system, FBW and a higher AoA without risking a tail strike. On an ISA+20 day at 5000ft, the old piglet of Renton will eat up runway like it's an open buffet. Not that any ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6468

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

SAA could buy fairy dusted wunderplanes made of unobtanium, which could do JNB-JFK carrying a full load and with 5 hours of holding fuel to spare, it still wouldn't change a thing as long as the show is being run by incompetent political appointees.

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3012

Re: Better way to load freighters

You're trying to solve a bottleneck problem where no bottleneck exists. The limit on moving cargo in and out of a main-deck freighter is not the speed of the high-loader, but rather the speed of the ULDs moving up and down the deck, unlocking or locking them into position. Besides, you can fully unl...

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by B777LRF
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2450

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

Luxair, Gulf Air, Etihad, Oman Air, Icelandair, Air Mauritius, WOW. I'm sure there are plenty more.

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 62959

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

With an OEW of 50 tons and FOB of 27 tons, that leaves 20 tons available for payload on a 09:30 flight provided MTOW 97 tons is possible. Which means 200 passengers, nil cargo, or 165 pax + 3,5 tons of cargo. With an average burn of around 2,5 tons per hour, you could also carry 225 pax for around 0...

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by B777LRF
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9064

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Why should China be allowed to run $200b trade surpluses with the USA continuously? Because, trade. It means exchanging goods or services for remuneration and US/China is a perfect fit; one's got the money, the other got the goods in cheap and abundant numbers, and there's but a 14-day trip by sea ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 901

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

Brick wrote:
Yes, we've all seen that meme going around Facebook this past week.


Was getting worried nobody would catch it :)

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by B777LRF
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 901

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

Was in a restaurant recently, where daughter no. 2 asked for a coke. 'We only have Pepsi, is that ok?' the waiter said. 'Sure' daughter no. 2 answered, 'as long as it's ok I pay you in monopoly money'.

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30364

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

On speed The most likely scenario is that they conducted the flight with Cost Index 0 for maximum range. In zero wind conditions that equals to approx M0.76. Most operators these days do fly on very low CI numbers, and a 'standard' cruising speed for an A320 or B737NG is in the range 0.76-0.78. All...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30364

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

I simple "you're wrong" would have done it. No need to insult. I really don't know what I was thinking when I typed that yesterday. It makes no sense at all, of course it has wing tanks. We all know that but apparently I had a brain fart or something. It almost reads like there's a word m...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30364

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

That or a new wing with fuel tanks like the 757. The A321's problem has always been that it's fuel volume limited and part of the reason is because it doesn't have fuel tanks in its wings. Of course either option would result in a significant redesign of the aircraft's structure. This, right here, ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 30364

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

It wasn't a 121 flight, of course it doesn't need 121 fuel planning. Think you'll find the primary reason it wasn't a '121' flight, is because it wasn't flown under US FAA rules. Rather, it would have been operated under EASA rules. Thus: I would also welcome a second opinion from a pilot re what f...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin photos from SQ 787-10
Replies: 13
Views: 3907

Re: Cabin photos from SQ 787-10

9-across seating, 'torture' seats and narrow aisles. Yes, that is indeed fantastic ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican food outside of the Americas
Replies: 26
Views: 1169

Re: Mexican food outside of the Americas

I enjoy a nice mexican, but the truth is it's not a very sought after kitchen outside of North America, despite its status as one of the 5 big ones The reason is probably that relatively few Europeans/Asians/Africans have visited Mexico, particularly compared to the number of Americans and Canadians...

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by B777LRF
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4346

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Bangkok Airways
Copenhagen Air Taxi
FlyDubai

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by B777LRF
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17947

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

DY trying to sell frequent traveller program... Another Indication of money problems? Would someone mind explaining why another operator would want to buy Norwegian’s Frequent Flyer/rewards program? What value is there in it other than to DY themselves?? Personal data on the members. Same thing tha...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17947

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

I’m not sure what line of work you are in, perhaps you are in the aviation industry and this is you’re reasonable perspective on the negativity Norwegian attracts from the global airline community. As someone that works for a company under direct fire from the undercutting nature of Norwegian I hav...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17947

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

9.000 people wearing a Norwegian uniform and another roughly 30.000 who depend on their company having Norwegian as a customer to maintain their jobs. All that mean nothing to you, you just want to bring your Canon to an airport and 'get shots' of stored aircraft. Wow. Just, wow. Good grief, where ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 17947

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

They all took those jobs trying to put the established carriers out of business. Now many will be looking for jobs with those same carriers. It's quiet easy to tell when someone is just pulling 'facts' out of a hat, and presenting it as truth. The above is a fine example of that. Since they don’t h...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4278

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

Norway and Algeria. Norway is already exporting nearly all of the gas it produces, yet it 'only' covers around 25% of total European demand. As for Algeria, it has a total production of around 45BN cubic meters a year, or roughly 1/3 of Norway and 1/5 of Russia. The US sits at an annual production ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4278

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

Europe doesn't need a replacement for Russian oil, it needs a replacement for Russian gas. But if I get the gist of your 'idea', the suggested sanctions cannot be implemented until such time alternative energy sources are available in sufficient quantity, and competitive prices, to replace gas. Cou...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4278

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

Europe doesn't need a replacement for Russian oil, it needs a replacement for Russian gas. But if I get the gist of your 'idea', the suggested sanctions cannot be implemented until such time alternative energy sources are available in sufficient quantity, and competitive prices, to replace gas. Coup...

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by B777LRF
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4278

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

Please advise how you will replace Russian as a leading gas supplier to most of Europe.

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