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by bgm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 8600

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

Perhaps with the constant filming of incidents, it might incentivize both airline employees and passengers to behave better. A win-win for everyone.

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by bgm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes
Replies: 40
Views: 5631

Re: A350-1000 Customer Orders and Routes

http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airsh ... rket-hopes


That's excellent news. This plane really is going to be a game changer.
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EGAD wrote:
A35K is currently beating forecasted performance at hot and high runways.. I'm not sure how it compares to the 789 though.

http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airsh ... rket-hopes


That's excellent news. This plane really is going to be a game changer.

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by bgm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 208
Views: 3605

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

I'd much rather be sending "thoughts and prayers" to the ammosexuals who had their guns taken away from them, than to the victims of these frequent mass shootings.

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by bgm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 5801

Re: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

Better range and fuel economy but still will have pretty poor runway performance, high landing speeds, and altitude capability. Hate to see the MAX-10 performance. Are you flying the airplane yourself? If not, why do you care? Most pilots are more concerned about the ice in the cockpit than this. I...

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by bgm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 58
Views: 4890

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Ah, the 757: beautiful aircraft, and the wet dream of most a.netters ;)

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by bgm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Force downgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Force downgrade

Ugh. Reading this thread reminds me of why flying in the US is such a miserable experience. I feel your pain, adh214 How does AA calculate the fare difference to refund? The cheapest economy fare available at the time of booking? That seems like the only fair outcome. Oh well, at least you didn't ha...

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by bgm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 208
Views: 3605

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

NIKV69 wrote:
We don't want to be like you. Which has been said over and over again. If this angers you I am sorry. You can stay there and we will stay here


You most certainly do NOT speak for all Americans. That is YOUR personal opinion, and it is not shared by every US citizen. :talktothehand:

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by bgm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Luvvies Lament
Replies: 21
Views: 475

Re: Luvvies Lament

Yay, another Russian troll.

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by bgm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 208
Views: 3605

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

B777LRF wrote:
Fox News loving ammosexual.


It seems that micropenises are a big problem in the US.

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by bgm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways 787-9
Replies: 7
Views: 3005

Re: Qatar airways 787-9

I hope they only use the 787 of any variety on shorter routes like they currently do, because the 3-3-3 config in Y is absolutely horrendous. The J product is excellent though.

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by bgm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16408

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

It says on Daily Mail that Ruhul Amin is a British citizen fighting for ISIS....? I can't believe I'm having to spell this out, but you do realize that more than one person can have the same name? Either that or he was taking a break from fighting for ISIS to focus his attention to the Delta baggag...

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by bgm
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2338

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

Would breaking up the US be a bad thing? We basically act like it already. Might as well make it official. It wouldn’t just be good for the US to split it would be good for the world. Fortunately, for all of us, you are more than welcome to stay outside of the United States. I find it amusing that ...

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by bgm
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2338

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

Kiwirob wrote:
It’s one of the whitest countries in the world.


Sounds like Trump's wet dream. "Why can't we be more like Australia?"

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by bgm
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16408

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

bennett123 wrote:
It is sad that so many think that the Agent did nothing wrong.


The people defending him most likely work in the US airline industry, which is very indicative of how awful the service levels are there.

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by bgm
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 809
Views: 31044

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Speaking of filth, Stormy Daniels' agent says she is now not bound by the NDA anymore as Trump's lawyer admitted to paying her for hush money. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43055995 That'll be fun... I think we will need a bucket to vomit into if she starts detailing what they got up to.....

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by bgm
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 2981

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

The biggest threat to Americans are their fellow citizens. The civil war continues unabated. I guess one could view this as Darwinism in action.

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by bgm
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 809
Views: 31044

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

DIRECTFLT wrote:
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Obama looking in disgust at the repugnant filth in the White House. I think most Americans can relate to that.

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by bgm
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16408

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

1. The employee clearly should have exhibited more self-control. Regardless of the situation, it's what they are (I hope) trained to do. :checkmark: 2. That said, I hate the idea of having a mobile phone shoved in my face during any kind of discussion. I'm sure that in many European countries, wher...

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by bgm
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16408

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I've done my time in BSO, aka "Lost and Lost," and while I think the whole "the customer is always right" is incorrect, the customer is always the customer , and no matter how vulgar and ugly someone gets, the hallmark of a professional is to never stoop to their level. Sadly, t...

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by bgm
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16408

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

This type of behavior makes my blood boil. I've never had an airline yell profanities at me, but I've come across SO many airline staff in the US with this attitude; it's my main reason why I absolutely detest flying domestically and try to avoid any interaction with airline staff unless absolutely ...

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by bgm
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16408

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

The fact that people are defending the employee says a lot about how low customer service has sunk in the US airline industry. Their job is to deal with difficult passengers, that's what they're paid to do. To use profanities against a paying customer, regardless of whoever was in the right, is wron...

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by bgm
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence in Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 852

Re: Pence in Korea

Aesma wrote:
Isn't Pence waiting for the end times or something stupid like that ?


Trump's impeachment, the midterms, or the 2020 elections? Take your pick :duck:

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by bgm
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 9570

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

Americans seem to pee themselves with excitement over anything Irish, so there should be plenty of cities that would do well with a link to DUB.

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by bgm
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4386

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Trump is abandoning deficit control. Wants to be known for the HUUUUUUGGGGGGGEEEESSSST deficits. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trumps-trillion-budget-helps-move-deficit-sharply-higher-53011637 "Instead, the new budget deal and last year's tax cuts herald the return of trillion dolla...

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by bgm
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8948

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

How pathetic. Boeing, what the hell is wrong with you these days?

Reminds me about the US3 complaining about the ME3 because they can’t compete.

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by bgm
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 39
Views: 2483

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

Absolutely despise these rotten pieces of junk. As others have said, the windows are almost at knee level (worse than the 737 but not by much), no overhead space, tiny cramped seats. Flies slower than other regional jets. Shitty performance. Also, feels like you're dive bombing when landing as there...

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by bgm
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gray divorces on the rise
Replies: 31
Views: 1169

Re: Gray divorces on the rise

The problem with Gray divorces is they breakup for absolutely no reason. That is simply not true. You even said it yourself: They just break up for the sole purpose of enjoying their own lives and make time for themselves. It may not be the reason that you like or approve of, but it is a reason. Wh...

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by bgm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7066

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

Just another day in the crazy US of A. :boggled:

I really want to believe this is satire, please let it be satire...

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by bgm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4256

Re: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA

Bring them on! I think that UA made a beautiful 77W interior. How is cramped 3-4-3 seating in Y 'beautiful'? Many 773 operators have 3-4-3 or are moving to it (AA has it). It's not comfortable but it's not unique to UA. I wasn't questioning whether or not it was commonplace, I was questioning the t...

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by bgm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4256

Re: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA

VC10er wrote:
Bring them on! I think that UA made a beautiful 77W interior.


How is cramped 3-4-3 seating in Y 'beautiful'?

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by bgm
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2289

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

NIKV69 wrote:
Everyone loves a parade!


No they don't. Where did you get that idea from?

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by bgm
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 152
Views: 32510

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://twitter.com/boeingairplanes/sta ... 2524121089


That is going to be one serious tailstriker! Are they raising the landing gear to minimize the risk of this?
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ikolkyo wrote:
The MAX 10 has reached firm configuration
https://twitter.com/boeingairplanes/sta ... 2524121089


That is going to be one serious tailstriker! Are they raising the landing gear to minimize the risk of this?

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by bgm
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Refuses to Enact New Russia Sanctions Law
Replies: 98
Views: 2553

Re: Trump Refuses to Enact New Russia Sanctions Law

Radio silence from our resident a.net Trumpanzees...

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by bgm
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 50
Views: 5790

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

toxtethogrady wrote:
Greenland is too far west. Keflavik is near the midpoint...


Only if you're a flat-earther.. :duck:

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by bgm
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Jordan
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Ryan Air to Jordan

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1385621
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Already being discussed in another thread.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1385621

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by bgm
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorites from recent fashion years
Replies: 59
Views: 1709

Re: Your favorites from recent fashion years

I’m tickled pink by this thread.

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by bgm
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35929

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

The A320 family is generally considered "underwinged", especially for extreme (for a narrowbody) long-haul operations. Up front the A320 could use more integral tank volume. The aero in view of the physical constraints seems to be rather OK. Much cleaner overall design. There is a reason ...

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by bgm
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24123

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

There are going to be a lot of sticky bed sheets after this announcement. :duck:

Good to see some life breathed into the old dog.

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by bgm
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 9948

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but if the 737 was built today as a new design, it could not be certified. It’s only because it’s grandfathered from the 1960s that it’s able to bypass current standard requirements.

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by bgm
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Checked Baggage Question Between 2 Carriers

FriscoHeavy wrote:
It’s a weird mental thing.


Sounds about right.

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by bgm
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps State of the Union Address
Replies: 111
Views: 2696

Re: Trumps State of the Union Address

salttee wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
I did not want the ACA to pass because it was horrible, flawed legislation.
How so?


Because it had the alias Obamacare. Refer to exhibit A: the Trumpanzees who are up in arms over Obamacare, but are completely fine with the ACA.

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by bgm
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps State of the Union Address
Replies: 111
Views: 2696

Re: Trumps State of the Union Address

NIKV69 wrote:
Unfortunately we have a long future of this childish, do not work together mindset. It's unfortunate.


Did you also think it was unfortunate during Obama's 8 years when the GOP did exactly the same thing? Just curious.

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by bgm
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps State of the Union Address
Replies: 111
Views: 2696

Re: Trumps State of the Union Address

Trump got a standing ovation on one side and stone cold silence on the other. He wants unity but his polices are divisive. I don't know what his supporter see in him. Trump 2% tax cut for the little people is a joke. I agree he played up the tax cut for the middle class as being way more than it ac...

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by bgm
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps State of the Union Address
Replies: 111
Views: 2696

Re: Trumps State of the Union Address

He wants unity? :rotfl: The US has not been this divided since, I don't know when. I think there will be a chance for more unity when someone else is elected President and Trump is long gone 6 feet under. We just need to bide our time until the midterms, and then hopefully that'll disable him until ...

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by bgm
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Qantas still operate polar sightseeing flights ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3205

Re: Does Qantas still operate polar sightseeing flights ?

http://bfy.tw/GK25

Look what the first result is ;)
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http://bfy.tw/GK25

Look what the first result is ;)

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by bgm
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21619

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Good to see my signature is as relevant as ever... :duck:

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by bgm
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates at FLL
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Emirates at FLL

paullam wrote:
What’s the actual point of this thread? It’s nothing new that EK flies to FLL.


+1

What is the point of this thread? EK has been flying to FLL for a while now. RJ has twice daily flights to TLV for years. Unsure about Cathay.

Have you been living under a rock? ;)

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by bgm
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 3744

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

Another shooting another thread bashing the US and guns. If no guns in your country works for you that is great but we feel different here. How dare you claim to speak for me and millions of other Americans who do NOT share this viewpoint. The majority of Americans support some level of gun control.

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by bgm
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38512

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

A mighty big slap in the face to Boeing.

Good. They absolutely deserve it in this case. Looking forward to seeing the CS100 with DL soon!

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