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by AirlineCritic
Sat May 27, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 165
Views: 19551

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

This is bad! BA, let alone their customers, is having a very bad day. Shame on them for woefully inadequate information to passengers in the airports and the website. There's really no excuse. As an aside, we don't need to speculate with cyber attacks and IT outsourcing... don't attribute to malice ...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri May 26, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How was this diversion better?
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: How was this diversion better?

7673mech wrote:
Discussed in another thread. Istanbul will not accept diversions unless it is life or death.


Really? Why? That seems ... draconian. Or is it just logistical issue, with the heavy use of the airport?

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by AirlineCritic
Tue May 09, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9303

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

That's completely inappropriate and I don't wish anyone be physically attacked. Passenger or crew or CEO. And I consider pie-in-the-face a physical attack. Hope the attacker is caught and served an appropriate punishment. But I have to say this. I don't wish the CEO get a pie on his face, but I wish...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun May 07, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Middle Eastern Carriers wasting their money?
Replies: 29
Views: 5818

Re: Are the Middle Eastern Carriers wasting their money?

Uh.... not this again. First off, the carriers even in middle east are quite different from each other. Secondly, do you have any evidence that they are buying planes at any price? Even if they were supporters of their aviation companies (like many other countries are, say Italy or US, at least at t...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri May 05, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 14329

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

Poor lady. I hope she is alright.

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by AirlineCritic
Fri May 05, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind A321 plunge over the Med
Replies: 8
Views: 3522

Re: Nordwind A321 plunge over the Med

As others have said, if it went off passengers would have heard it. And it would certainly be pretty alarming if you were sat there hearing the stall warning going off while the plane was descending rapidly. I think I have heard the alarms in narrowbodies, but never on widebodies. YMMV. Speaking of...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue May 02, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing in a jetliner
Replies: 34
Views: 3830

Re: Sightseeing in a jetliner

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_New_Z ... Flight_901
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOAC_Flight_911
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Aren't they *all* sightseeing flights? At least I take them as such... still can't not get excited about night flight landings above the city lights, for instance.

Also, some history of accidents:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_New_Z ... Flight_901
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOAC_Flight_911

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by AirlineCritic
Tue May 02, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Warried about personal message...
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Warried about personal message...

I think they are great. I do think they are a bit contrasty and sharpy, so some very minor adjustment might be beneficial.

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?
Replies: 55
Views: 7486

Re: Will twinjets be replaced by monojets? Consequences on ETOPS and engine failure?

The concept of electric backup is intriguing. I feel this could happen in some years or decades, as a first step towards electrical commercial. Except for the issue that YIMBY brought up above: balancing the aircraft design is difficult around one heavy engine. *That* is the reason why it is difficu...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bulgaria selects Gripen
Replies: 11
Views: 1522

Re: Bulgaria selects Gripen

Congratulations!

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?
Replies: 30
Views: 7636

Re: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?

Duh. The hotel was slightly overbooked, or they needed to give the rooms to their staff. They should have called security to deal with the guests with such unreasonable expectations such as getting a room. Besides, there's probably more to this story. There must be something shady with the crew's pa...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36032

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Not a surprise. Protectionism in action, disguised as a security measure... that only applies to airlines that compete with US airlines. I feel sorry for damage. Probably won't stop there. Trade wars are never good, even for the ones who start them.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kingfisher Vijay Mallya arrested in London
Replies: 27
Views: 6430

Re: Kingfisher Vijay Mallya arrested in London

In most countries himmat01's list off violations are criminal acts. It is OK to fail as a business, but you usually have to pay taxes for instance or else be held personally responsible.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2680
Views: 821002

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 104 AY #9 has rolled out today.

If I'm not mistaken, this one has a different cabin configuration.


In what way?

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24299

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

This is not the passengers problem, the airline needs to find alternative means of getting crew across. They could block seats in advance, on the day of check in, blocks can be made which the check in agents cannot override, denied boarding should happen at the counter or the boarding gate. If you ...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112858

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Should it not be up to the 2 parties signing a contract how such issues are handled? Yes -- and that has been done, even in this case. Just that United broke the contract in multiple ways. First off, this was no overbooking situation. Secondly, the contract only allows declining to allow boarding, ...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wake turbulence causes Qantas 744 (QF29) to suffer stick shaker activation in holding pattern near HKG
Replies: 46
Views: 13600

Re: Qantas 744 (QF29) suffers stick shaker activation in holding pattern near HKG

I take it the remaining pax onboard listened to the crew safety instructions when seated to have seat belt fasten? :grumpy: EK413, I think you know better. And a.net does not have to be about the worship of airlines or crew to the detriment of everyone else. There's no evidence that injuries occurr...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Can't Get Parts for UA's 747s?
Replies: 39
Views: 10715

Re: Oscar Can't Get Parts for UA's 747s?

The main reason that they should be retiring Oscar is that they can't get the empathy component from anywhere for his model.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112858

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

It is a bit better, but had that been the first response, it would have been great. Now... it misses a number of things. Apology for his own mistreatment of the matter, for instance. Does UA need a CEO who doesn't grok public relations, or groks them after a big delay, and billion dollar stock losses?

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112858

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Last month, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was named U.S. Communicator of the Year by the magazine PRWeek. Now he's being raked over the coals for his response to a violent passenger incident on a United Airlines flight. And PRWeek is now saying they wouldn't choose him if they would do it this we...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 14229

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

I can see that dtw2hyd's points are debatable, but I do find it interesting that on a.net there's always been significant doubt about the viability of the A380 as an VLA, particularly out of market considerations, ability to fill the seats with profitable ticket prices. But magically the bigger vers...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 491
Views: 64183

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Soot should get distributed in a feathered out manner along the stage, but note the distinct line dividing darkened and white areas in photos of the recovered stages. It is at the transition between the relatively warm kerosene tank and the extremely cold liquid oxygen tank. The darkening resumes, ...

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by AirlineCritic
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112858

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

This is horrible. And I'm ashamed. Very ashamed of the apologist excuses displayed on this thread. There's really no excuse for this treatment. If United has to get some employees to a destination, then don't give out boarding passes to paying passengers to fill the plane. Or offer real money for pe...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 491
Views: 64183

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Wow... that's a surprising amount of soot throughout the craft. Obviously we don't know whether this is something that is easily cleaned up with a wet cloth :-) or did some actual damage. But, proper survival of the return is certainly a challenge. Waiting to see how things unfold in the future...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engines in the Middle East
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: Engines in the Middle East

That's an amazing pic, ChaosTheory!

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight
Replies: 42
Views: 12005

Re: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight

This is horrible, and the sad apologists in this thread do not make the situation any better. Humans need proper treatment. And yes, it can happen that 90 minutes is a long time for people. Add to that possible long gate waits, occupied toilets, elderly, pregnant, medical issues... stomach illness.....

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 62100

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

So many flies stuck in your scanner, Keesje. Sad.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 411
Views: 58942

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Gosh we have been through this so many times! From my POV its best to start from a marketing/sales perspective and work backwards (technically) from there. This. And that's part of the reason why it is difficult to discuss the topic constructively here at a.net, because we are in most cases more kn...

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout
Replies: 35
Views: 20713

Re: A380 wake turbulence sends Business jet into 10,000ft dive, causes engines to flameout

Interesting, but I have an odd feeling about this as well.

To begin with, aircraft damaged beyond repair, but they flew it to the airport and landed normally?

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 44797

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

If there's plenty parked, there should be pictures... numbers... anybody?

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG921 FRA - BKK not on A380 anymore
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: TG921 FRA - BKK not on A380 anymore

Seems odd. Is this temporary? Can't imagine NGO would be more profitable than Frankfurt.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates unveils an enhanced A380 lounge
Replies: 21
Views: 5900

Re: Emirates unveils an enhanced A380 lounge

Very nice.

While I'm not usually fond of this color scheme and style, the lounge seems well-designed and more "muted" than "bling" in my eyes. Which is good.

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13511

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

You don't need an asteroid, you need a magnetic field. Power source + some kind of coil. Not sure exactly how large the coil has to be, the magnetic field can be larger than the physical object generating it. The talk didn't include any details on how to do this, but it would be an interesting exerc...

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by AirlineCritic
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 115
Views: 25958

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

The B 767 is too big and the B 757 has currently too much payload and higher operating costs. Smaller aircraft like the E 190 with 5.5º approach slope and 15 kt. tailwind capability are the best choice for a reliable once a week service. Out of curiosity, what the approach slope and tailwind number...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure
Replies: 42
Views: 4981

Re: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure

That does seem high. Bad.

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FA-18 Super Hornet To Be Modified For Blue Angels
Replies: 47
Views: 16275

Re: RE: FA-18 Super Hornet To Be Modified For Blue Angels

Firstly, that's the first time I've heard anything referring to the F-35 as "more cost effective". I'm not just joking, either. I don't expect that frame to be able to handle a Blues-type program with efficiency. Also, cheaper or not, the F-35 would be a bad choice for a display team. I h...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC plane off runway at YYZ
Replies: 28
Views: 10641

Re: AC plane off runway at YYZ

Maybe they elected to do a through check and clean the engines on the wing. Yeah I was about to ask about that. Someone said upthread that the engines contributed to the muddying. But, I can't imagine mud flying is good for the engines. And probably small stones. How much of the flying s**t was ing...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure
Replies: 42
Views: 4981

Re: PW1100G Combustion Chamber Failure

Ouch.

The numbers seems large to me, but what do I know. Out of how many engines in use is this?

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 185
Views: 13511

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

Depends of course on what your goals are. For exploration, yes. Maybe even mining. But not for establishing another location for humans to live in...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 340
Views: 62056

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

Welcome! Onwards and upwards! It sounds like VerticalScope has experience with other similar hobbyist sites, which is good. I don't perceive any major catastrophes with a.net UI or otherwise; the rework last year went initially badly but I think the new site actually does work. That doesn't mean the...

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by AirlineCritic
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA continues to struggle with operational reliability with 777
Replies: 38
Views: 10724

Re: AA continues to struggle with operational reliability with 777

AA's new 777s are great, but the older ones are .... horrible. I also think that they badly need quiet, modern planes such as the A350s, or if the demand justifies it, A380s.

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by AirlineCritic
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Overrated Airlines
Replies: 68
Views: 4476

Re: Most Overrated Airlines

Qantas and its affiliates... they couldn't deliver a bag if their life depended on it. Consistent experience about that.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Plane Gets Too Close To AF1 Over Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

Re: Private Plane Gets Too Close To AF1 Over Florida

Well, I suppose it is by definition the fault of the other guy. I wonder what the distance is for shooting down any possible intruders venturing too near AF1? There must be a policy on this...

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by AirlineCritic
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVRO RJ100 Lands on St. Helena
Replies: 109
Views: 17830

Re: AVRO RJ100 Lands on St. Helena

Hoping that somebody successfully bids and that they actually starts the route, from one place or the other.

I for one would be interested some day visiting this place. Barren, remote, in-the-middle-of-nowhere. Just the way I like it. And +1 to Napolean tourism idea.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair: New Scheduled Services To Lapland From LGW FRA CDG ZRH
Replies: 11
Views: 2462

Re: Finnair: New Scheduled Services To Lapland From LGW FRA CDG ZRH

About time!

But sadly not too frequent flights, or more destinations.

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by AirlineCritic
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine Drops Out of B-52 During Training:
Replies: 25
Views: 3979

Re: Engine Drops Out of B-52 During Training:

Iamlucky: I suppose engine faults causing vibration could easily also lead to a separation event.

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG
Replies: 32
Views: 8510

Re: LH A320 NEO off the runway at CDG

lightsaber wrote:
People of the world, today we jointly grieve for the mud on the tire. For this dirtied plane of of the world.


Dirtiest? Really? The plane is at CDG.

:duck:

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 8 A350-1000 Candidates, Jan 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 7433

Re: Top 8 A350-1000 Candidates, Jan 2017

Peeter, Boeing778X: I believe Finnair is considering this for real. Numbers we could debate though. If it happens at the 8-10 aircraft level, that's not just an upgauge in aircraft size, it is going to increase the number of aircraft. But I think they could use more aircraft, the business is going r...

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by AirlineCritic
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Search Officially Suspended
Replies: 40
Views: 5756

Re: MH370 Search Officially Suspended

Wrong decision. In my opinion. Hope there'll be a continuation in some form, some day, and a result. I think the Chinese should pitch in their resources in this case.

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