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by B777LRF
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The CumEx Files
Replies: 3
Views: 262

The CumEx Files

Or, why investment bankers should collectively be rounded up, shot, hanged, shot again and burned to a crisp. https://cumex-files.com/en/ In essence, the largest of banks in this world found a way to scam various nations out of money they had no right to claim. It has to do with double-taxation rule...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 4265

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

Guess ET wants a piece of the refugee repatriation business. There are thousands of Eritreans and Ethiopians who've had their asylum application rejected, or whom the Norwegians ascertain are no longer at threat in their homeland and thus no longer eligble for asylum.

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by B777LRF
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kanye West is back in Social Meda
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Kanye West is back in Social Meda

SQ789 wrote:
What's your reaction to Kanye's return to Social Media?


Totally and utterly absent.

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn
Replies: 24
Views: 6848

Re: Air Baltic reports better than expected A220-300 fuel burn

An upgrade program requiring 50 engine changes on an average fleet size of, what, 5 or thereabout is rather telling of the woes PW is experiencing with the GTF, and that those problems are not only limited to the neo. Still, in the world of engines changes GE and, especially, RR are not far behind o...

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by B777LRF
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3315
Views: 388101

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Do we have a reliable engine? P&W,RR,and GE/CFM have all submitted engine proposals. IMO GE/CFM is a lock, but i'm not sure rr or p&w gets the other option. my moneys on rr tho 'Proposals', well, according to several sources GE are not sure there's a business making it worth their while. RR...

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by B777LRF
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3315
Views: 388101

Re: TUI wants the 797

Boeing is showing the airplane to Airlines. They have a whole lot more information than the photoshop images posted on this website. Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior v-p sales and marketing, revealed that Boeing is now talking with more than 60 airlines on the right configuration for its New Middle-o...

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by B777LRF
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3315
Views: 388101

Re: TUI wants the 797

Isn't it a bit awkward to enter a thread where we learn another airline is expressing interest in the 797 to assert that there's nothing to be interested in, and if the airline is interested the interest must come from the marketing department and that the technical department has seen no technical...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3315
Views: 388101

Re: TUI wants the 797

The mythical 787 is a bit like unobtainium. No-one knows exactly what it is or what it'll do, nor when it'll be available. Airlines have already pledged their interest, but I suspect it's mainly their marketing departments issuing statements; technical people tend to have a need to see actual techni...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4210

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

I have to wonder if LY has any plans to buy or lease 777 freighters, which should be available cheaply near the end of the line. They would be more versatile than the existing 747 freighter, and LY would only need 2 at most. Or will it offload its dedicated cargo needs to 5C, codesharing with 5C on...

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4210

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

Flogging a 787-10 on a TLV-JFK is begging for problems. That's a 12-hour service on an average day, and that's roughly two hours more than the -10 will comfortably do.

Given that LY will only ever buy Boeing, their options are limited to the 787-9 or, you've guessed it, the 787-9.

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35957

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

The aircraft that had serious corrosion problems: https://flic.kr/p/Uztaah https://www.planespotters.net/photo/826727/yl-psd-primera-air-nordic-boeing-737-86nwl How is that possible? A poster up thread informed us the reason they went under was because, well, 'Airbus'. Which is, I suppose, yet more...

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by B777LRF
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35957

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

This had to happen sooner or later. They were ambitious, but they weren't smart. They made mistake after mistake on these TATL routes, picking the wrong airports and flight times and such. Most of all, they grew too fast. They didn't take the time to build it up slowly, evaluate and improve their o...

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by B777LRF
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35957

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

The reasons Primera air put up for their demise is, I venture to suggest, more than just a tad thin. An aircraft suffering badly from corrosion and a having to lease in replacements for delayed new aircraft, doesn't quite jive. They were due in court in Denmark, as their practice of calling crew liv...

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by B777LRF
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35957

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Well I hope we travellers who booked with them can get our money back because when Air Madrid shut down we, a family of 6, never saw 1 dime of the tickets we had booked with them to buenos aires :( Sorry to say it, but there's little to no chance of getting anything back. They're effectively out of...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1843

Re: What ever happened to the new presidential limo ?

Probably had to beef up the suspension and widen the doors, to make room for Cheeto's girth.

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?
Replies: 55
Views: 13173

Re: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?

The main reason for LH not to spring for the 777, was the refusal of their flight ops department to cross oceans on anything less than 3 engines. LH have always had a senior member of flight ops on the board, usually the DFO, and he had a lot of say when it came to purchasing aircraft. LH went with ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group orders 27 A320neos
Replies: 35
Views: 7393

Re: Lufthansa Group orders 27 A320neos

SteelChair wrote:
Anger channeled productively or posturing for a better deal on orders you know you are gonna make anyway....?


Neither. It's media hype and a self-propelling social media following, full of half-truths, more or less educated guesses and prejudice.

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes
Replies: 33
Views: 4337

Re: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes

CDG or CGN, courtesy of FedEx and UPS respectively. Almost all their flights are 5th freedom, barring a few trans Atlantic, and they operate 50+ out of each hub every night to destinations all over Europe.

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 69
Views: 7243

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Has anyone experienced some issues, say an animal getting loose on the cargo deck. Once flew a very expensive racing horse to TLS. After off-loading he broke out of his pen and went galloping across two active runways before seeking shelter in an Airbus hanger, where he had a quiet little shit. Nei...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct beer period is
Replies: 23
Views: 615

Re: The correct beer period is

The best beer are the original craft beers from Belgium, of that there can be no educated discussion. There are too many to mention, but a few favourites of mine are De Koninck, Triple d'Anvers and Chimay Triple.

None of them hold less than 7% alcohol, which is the hallmark of a really good beer.

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8343

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

But what a bullshit logic is that? Are FAs (=usually women) still regarding as playtoys for the rich businessmen upfront? Are we living in 1950? I guess that's not China Easterns logic and standard, but they messed up big time on this one. Bullseye. Hit. She failed to maintain the illusion of being...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 82
Views: 2267

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Too many to list here, but the most prominent one in my memory is LH401 FRA-JFK, seated in 1A.

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5184

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

What's with the contempt for employees fighting to improve their working conditions? A large number of contributors to this site fancy themselves as airline CEO's, whilst sitting in comfort of their parents basement. Suffice to say most of them probably couldn't organise a pish-up in a brewery, let...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5184

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

The purpose of Joon is to shaft the employees to satisfy corporate greed. Nothing more or less. Exactly the same as e.g. EuroWings and SAS Ireland.

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 7179

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

I do not get this hub to Asia from Europe thing. Why does there need to be a hub to Asia when you can get to almost anywhere in Asia from almost anywhere in Europe. In reality there's but a large handful to European airports offering direct services to large parts of Asia; BA's coverage is abysmal ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your First Aid Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Your First Aid Kit

Neighbour. She's a nurse, got all the kit and the skills to use it.

Go bag? Might consider one when the zombie apocalypse is imminent.

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 648

Re: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit

Girlfriend
+Chair
+Pillow for her knees
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You do the math :)

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 49231

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The EU should get nothing more than the finger. Not one penny more. So you're saying the UK should negate on its obligations, and tell people it owes money to stick it? That would do wonders for the UK economy, now wouldn't it? Place it right there with Venezuela, Argentina, Zimbabwe and other nati...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 4892

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

So they have to build this hangar-like structure on the taxiways just next to runways? Not exactly, there are 2 types of fluid used during the deicing process if necessary. Type 1 is your hot deicing fluid if pricipitation is light mist or or lighter type 1 will hold for at least 20 minutes perhaps...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose
Replies: 18
Views: 3201

Re: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose

At a (qualified) guess. They had an incident, did a risk assessment, and some pimpled youth who've never worked outside an office could prove, using the risk matrix and nothing else, that painting a dotted line forward of the door would seriously reduce the risk.

'ollocks!

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 2442

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

Copenhagen Seaport. Longest, shortest and only route is Copenhagen-Aarhus on a clown footed Twotter: 150NM, 45 minutes. Which is just about the perfect length for a flight :)

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 4892

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

The upside would be if the hangar is a run-through and planes would not need to be pushed back. Then other planes could queue behind and wait for their turn just like a regular car wash station. If the hangar is built of the existing de-icing pads even better. All the other points you raise need to...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 4892

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

The three main factors in de-icing are safety, efficiency and cost. An airport with remote de-icing stands, where each stand is fitted with e.g. Elephants (https://vestergaardcompany.com/product/aircraft-deicing/the-elephant-beta/), a one-step de-icing process can be completed in around 5 minutes, u...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fan Violence at Sporting Events
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Fan Violence at Sporting Events

Hooliganism has been going down in western Europe for the better part of 10 years. Or, rather, it has moved away from public display of random violence, to organised events where 'supporters' of opposite teams agree to meet in a field, forrest or derelict area for mass fights. It was also interestin...

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by B777LRF
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9952

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Google tells me the Beriev has certified the BE-103 in the USA (back in 2003) http://aviationweek.com/awin/faa-has-certified-beriev-be-103 This tells me that certification won't ruin Beriev, especially since it's part of UAC. Furthermore, as it is a fire fighting aircraft the Trump administration c...

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by B777LRF
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9952

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Breaking news on twitter ..... is it Donald Trump they're trying to sell these aircraft to?

There's nothing but flashing red lights and flags about this story; just getting the contraption FAA certified could ruin the entire Russian civil aviation scene.

Someone's throwing a wobbly.

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 1657

Re: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax

Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet and Wizz do their very best to be non-national airlines, and quite successfully so.

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL B777?
Replies: 10
Views: 2609

Re: DHL B777?

You're hardly buying a 105 tons, 10-hour, aircraft to replace a 45 tons, 5-hour, ditto. The 777F is for intercontinental lift, whilst the A300s along with the majority of 767s are for regional and domestic services. There's but a small fleet of -300ERFs doing plying the Atlantic and a few other long...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready to decorate for Halloween?
Replies: 38
Views: 1113

Re: Are you ready to decorate for Halloween?

No, and neither will I ever be. We put up the lights for christmas, not some poorly invented idea of an 'event'.

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 3481

Re: I can't be a pilot.

'Seeing a therapist', what, because life didn't turn out quite the way someone expected it to? Perhaps it's an American thing seeing a therapist whenever something's slightly amiss, but in my neck of the woods a 'therapist' is someone you see when you have serious psychological issues - not just bec...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 82
Views: 14015

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

BA ran a competition between the two, with the loser certain they'd never see an order from the airline. The A380 won, based on whichever criteria BA had established. Nobody here is privy to what those criteria were, nor how either manufacturer responded to them. All we know is that BA found the A38...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Soccer star's kindness toward fans
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Soccer star's kindness toward fans

It's football, guys, football.

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8242

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

The A320s ordered by Norwegian has always been for sale, up until the point they made plans involving A321LRs and converted part of the order to that model. Those 33 may remain, depending on need in Europe and Argentina. Consequently, they may not be needed and thus be offered for sale along with th...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29742

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

The odd thing is, a 'NMA' would fit the Airbus product line better than that of Boeing. Think of it. The C-series can be extended to a -500, effectively replacing anything smaller than an A320. With growing aircraft sizes, Airbus could skip the 150-170 seat market - which is a fairly small sacrifice...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes abolishing DST
Replies: 54
Views: 1448

Re: European Commission proposes abolishing DST

I live at 55 degrees northern latitude. Without DST, the sun would rise at an absurdly early hour. Much rather have the daylight late in the evening and the 'white nights'. If we went to permanent DST, the sun wouldn't rise until very late morning - after 09:00 - in the dead of winter. DST doesn't w...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Income inequality US (and rest of the world)
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Income inequality US (and rest of the world)

It's called corporate socialism, or capita-socialism if you will, an area where US companies excel. All whilst proclaiming to be proud proponents of free trade and minimal government interference, of course.

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3005

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

Aer Lingus venturing east in force is about as daft as Finnair venturing west. That's quite funny considering AY announced direct service to LAX last week, in addition to increased service to SFO, ORD. Adding one destination and increasing frequency on two others is hardly the same as expanding int...

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?
Replies: 36
Views: 1068

Re: Are you buying Christmas gifts yet?

On or around the 22nd of December I'll have a look at the wishing lists various younger members of my family have provided me with. Then I'll think 'they're off their bloody minds', go into the nearest shopping mall and buy them gift cards they can use in any of the shops. Said gift cards will be de...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3005

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

Aer Lingus venturing east in force is about as daft as Finnair venturing west. Both have unique geographic advantages, allowing them to use a single airframe on return missions and be ready to do it again the next day with the same frame.

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Childhood sports
Replies: 23
Views: 682

Re: Childhood sports

Rounders (or, as an American might call it, baseball). Football (the real kind, where you use your foot to kick a ball). Handball. Badminton. Tennis. Sailing (optimist, laser, hobiecat). Skiing. Go-carting (I was fairly good, but not good enough to be a pro). Basketball. Swimming. Bicycling. These d...

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