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by BestWestern
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 11927

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

There is a photo of FR crew sleeping on the floor of the Malaga crew room last week.

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by BestWestern
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 11927

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Air China have a crew dormitory in Frankfurt.

Chinese cabin crew share rooms frequently

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India flight attendant falls from plane at Mumbai airport.
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Air India flight attendant falls from plane at Mumbai airport.

How many accidents can this airline have in a week

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck
Replies: 58
Views: 1641

Re: Leftist radical torches hard working Trump supporter’s truck

How does an arson attack become the fault of the EU?

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by BestWestern
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8072

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Pe@rson wrote:
Odd that so many on A.net seem to want X to end. Maybe they feel inadequate?


Some of it is ‘not my airport’ envy.

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by BestWestern
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8072

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Unlike KEF, both Irish airlines are nicely profitable with healthy load factors and yield. Non irish airlines are also adding long haul routes.

Ireland is a holiday and corporate destination these days. The growth looks sustainable.

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by BestWestern
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair at Luton
Replies: 26
Views: 3087

Re: Ryanair at Luton

Luton - Dublin was operated by 1-11’s till the very end of their life too. British European from memory.

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by BestWestern
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24513

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

I’ve lived for 5years in HK and 5 in China. In HK you see 80year olds working because they have no choice. There really is two societies - the mega rich and the rest - €45k annual rent for a 80sqm apartment nowhere near the city centre (airport area) more than absorbs the low tax part of your salary...

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by BestWestern
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24513

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Looks like the ex employees will be entitled to either long service pay or redundancy of 2/3 of a months pay by number of years served. There are caps on the amount which can be paid. https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/faq/cap57l_whole.htm Yes, and no. I was made redundant a few years ago. There is a le...

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by BestWestern
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)
Replies: 42
Views: 13867

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)

Dublin airport no longer has water salutes for this very reason - too high a chance of something going wrong.

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by BestWestern
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21307

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Remember the ‘ryanaer’ l1011 livery? Half blue, half green.

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by BestWestern
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8566

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

Zurich is an hour from Basel.

BSL CVG is as hair brained as CRL HKG.

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by BestWestern
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 18578

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

The bond document is very well written. It requires reading to page 27 to find an ebit number.

Last twelve months losses of $45m usd, excluding interest payments.
Yield of 3cents - (easyJet 7cents)

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by BestWestern
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 37
Views: 8556

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

Hardly surprising. CX loads and yields were poor, and Air Belgium had no presence in Hong Kong. I flew to HK in CX with the inaugural ex HK crew for air Belgium - a great set of people, so hopefully they are all secure in roles. With CX looking at dropping CPH, hopefully this secured BRU’s future.

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by BestWestern
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Re: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit

Sleep.
A hug from my twins.

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by BestWestern
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 49
Views: 1926

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

Barcelona is crime ridden for decades now. In 2000 I was one of two people in the first three rows of a 737 on a flight to stansted who weren’t robbed. Las ramblas is known as a crime hotspot. Drug taking is rife and the associated crime is out of control. Barcelona is Europe’s cocaine capital and h...

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by BestWestern
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How is Four Seasons Macau?
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: How is Four Seasons Macau?

Stunningly good. As is the Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday inn.

Best value for money is the holiday inn. It was designed to be a five star brand that pulled out at the last minute, so rooms are huge, and well decorated.

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by BestWestern
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2730

Re: CZ's CAN-CDG: longest 333 flight?

The 330 is such a versatile aircraft - great for 300mile and 5000 mile routings.

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by BestWestern
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI commits to BDL - at least 4 more years
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: EI commits to BDL - at least 4 more years

How much does the state actually pay to keep them? I assume they get some sort of compensation. I read the article, but didn't see it. As a taxpayer in CT, one of my thoughts is "Norwegian would have done it for free". lol They guarantee the A321 and hype it in the statement, but I don't ...

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by BestWestern
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10591

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

Dublin was served by NW before from MSP.

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by BestWestern
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4583

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

DTW was and is NW/ and now DL territory.

The NW/KL alliance was super strong at the time and probably hoovered so much of the European traffic.

Gatwick also saw the NW 330 earlier than most markets.

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by BestWestern
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam
Replies: 33
Views: 4852

Re: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam

Don’t be fooled by the Chaing Mai tourist stats - so many are Chinese arrivals.

Fantastic city though.

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by BestWestern
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 11042

Re: Flybe New Livery??

Lipstick on a pig.

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by BestWestern
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 126
Views: 3443

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

Aesma wrote:
More like he auto-triggers himself, at this point.


Maybe if religious people ‘auto triggered’ there would be less abuse.

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by BestWestern
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 126
Views: 3443

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

This is a prime example of absolute power corrupting absolutely. Now that the church has diminished, it needs to cut the cancer to survive. In my (Catholic) primary school, my lay maths teacher is in Jail for molesting kids. The school did the right thing and provided the police with all peoples det...

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by BestWestern
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital flight diverted to Shenzhen after tricky aborted landing at Macao amid fears of being hit by wind shear
Replies: 17
Views: 3291

Re: Beijing Capital flight diverted to Shenzhen after tricky aborted landing at Macao amid fears of being hit by wind sh

Probably not of concern in such an emergency, but does Zhuhai have pax immigration? I’ve flown from there a few times and the airport was 100% domestic from memory.

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by BestWestern
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital flight diverted to Shenzhen after tricky aborted landing at Macao amid fears of being hit by wind shear
Replies: 17
Views: 3291

Re: Beijing Capital flight diverted to Shenzhen after tricky aborted landing at Macao amid fears of being hit by wind sh

The plane must have been really beat up, otherwise it doesn't make much sense to divert all the way up to Shenzen when Zuhai is much closer. All the way up to Shenzhen? If it wasn’t for the pollution, you could see the landing lights of shenzhen from Macau. Shenzhen is a coastal approach, so a lot ...

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by BestWestern
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 126
Views: 3443

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

The way catholic forgiveness works is that you own up to the sin, and you have penance. Penance for religious people who abuse children should be worse than jail as they demand more from others than they give themselves. I like the current pope. He means well, but is weak . He is stuck with an colle...

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by BestWestern
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 126
Views: 3443

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

The sheer hypocrisy of church leaders preaching one thing and doing the opposite is what sticks in people’s minds. I say church leaders as it’s just as likely to be a catholic or other religion. Within the Catholic Church, It’s time that the Vatican stops talking and starts jailing those who abuse c...

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by BestWestern
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AF fly the A380 to HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 2271

Re: Why doesn't AF fly the A380 to HKG?

The unreliable AF service has killed their demand in HK when you now have far superior and reliable, strike free, Cathay Pacific.

This comes from a HK resident with AF platinum for life status. I won’t fly AF ever again.

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by BestWestern
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1935

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

Ryanair and Air Asia are flying billboards.

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by BestWestern
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 3047

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

There is discent in China. Look at the guandong nuclear plant marches. For the size and diversity of China, the Xi government is doing a great job in comparison to say India, the US or UK. Everyone gets an education, healthcare is good, and infrastructure is fantastic. Is it utopia - no, but nowhere...

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by BestWestern
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 3047

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

I’ve lived in greater China for 10 years. I’ve visited xinjiang province many many times. I’ve met with government officials and travelled with my Chinese (Muslim) marketing director out of the cities. The vast vast majority of Muslim residents in xinjiang are happy to be Chinese and Chinese Muslims...

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by BestWestern
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30032

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Ryanair getting a lot of negative press on bbc this morning - sending out unsigned compensation cheques that are costing people bank charges due to cheques being denied.

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by BestWestern
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30032

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

The concept of a major cargo Centre in Shannon is nuts. No industrial area within hundreds of kms. Consider Europe’s major cargo hubs - East Midlands, Liege and Cologne, etc. All based in the heart of industry and population. Cargo from Asia isn’t going to fly right over continental Europe to fly ba...

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by BestWestern
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up
Replies: 42
Views: 1559

Re: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up

And ca certain person in Washington doesn’t believe Hawaiians are US citizens either.

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by BestWestern
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 180
Views: 4675

Re: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel

Alex Jones uses outrage and hysteria to sell vitamin pills. A perfect snake oil salesman of the 21st century.

The further the US right lurches far right, the more Infowars seems normal. God bless America.

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by BestWestern
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9236

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

Can’t the airport and state just let the EI route mature before introducing subsidised competition that will result in everyone losing money - just like Norwegian last year.

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by BestWestern
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 132
Views: 3088

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Modem dial screeches
Paper aircraft tickets
Computers not linked to the internet.
Floppy discs
78rpm records
Paper maps

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by BestWestern
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30032

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

I’d say BDL yields are helped this year by Norwegian disappearing from EDI. There are probably a dozen or so Hartford’s that EI can target with the 321LR. It will be great to see smaller destinations working. I know that the C series has long legs, but can a 100 seater make money on such long sector...

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by BestWestern
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30032

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Does anyone know how BDL is performing? I’m surprised we didn’t see more ‘regional’ US markets launched by EI this year.

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by BestWestern
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: reports cash running out
Replies: 334
Views: 46685

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The longer that Air India is allowed to fly Bankrolled by the state, the weaker the entire Indian aviation industry is.

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by BestWestern
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 30032

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Have Eurowings dropped both CGN and DUS to Dublin from next April?

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by BestWestern
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'X + Y = Best Night Ever' thread
Replies: 21
Views: 898

Re: The 'X + Y = Best Night Ever' thread

The movie x+y is wonderful. I’d suggest that.

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by BestWestern
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27224

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Last weekend I flew into T2 and out of T2. Its like they are two different airports. The A gates in T1 are a disgrace. Grimey, shabby and not built for an high density A320. Someone could start with a brush and some window cleaner though. That points to nobody giving a damn. Then daa can move onto s...

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by BestWestern
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 27224

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Anyone know how the DAT Dublin Odense flights are performing? That’s a long way on an ATR. I flew out of T1 today - it remains a filthy and unloved patch work terminal. Even though really busy, Security was a pleasure though. The airport have spent a fortune on the A gates, but they have left it to ...

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by BestWestern
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 112
Views: 4196

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

Assange is finally going to get the justice he deserves.

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by BestWestern
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8348

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

Mumbai to Pune surely?

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