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by BestWestern
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 33
Views: 2983

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Their heathrow slots are linked to particular cities as part of the IAG deal to acquire Bmi.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 150
Views: 14021

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

On the day that CO launched the DUB SNN EWR service, the DAA chairman Noel Hanlon bid the aircraft farewell in dublin and then flew in a private jet to Shannon to bid the aircraft farewell there. I’m ageing myself here, but remember it well. It was the time when the traffic news used to announce lat...

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 150
Views: 14021

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

I've been saying it for a while, the DAA's 'ah sure it will do' attitude of just lashing up temporary piers and parking areas just isn't good enough. They need to build another permanent pier or move ahead with plans for Terminal 3. If they try to spend on actual piers the very same airlines whinge...

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 150
Views: 14021

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

You forgot the ARJ... back to the future. WX used to operate damp lease for EI in the past. BRU and ZRH I recall.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 39
Views: 5503

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

He has since come back and said that he is talking to everyone at the moment.

9% share rise on this is good money after bad.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Orient Thai now?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: What's up with Orient Thai now?

Their 744 is still in HKG, rusting away.

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by BestWestern
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 223
Views: 11797

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Boarded an A330 this morning in HKG by stairs.

All Jeddah flights are stairs.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina
Replies: 42
Views: 5360

Re: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina

So, is Norwegian Argentina operating revenue flights?

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?
Replies: 15
Views: 5515

Re: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?

SQ has struggled more with LCC and ME3 than CX, so can disrupt the market more. CX with a less forward thinking airport and caa have had less reason to evolve, with the exception of being caught sleeping with the growth of subsidised direct Chinese long haul routes. Until RWY 3 opens in HK and the t...

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?
Replies: 15
Views: 5515

Re: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?

The wider Y seats on the current 3-3-3 77W will be changing to 3-4-3 I presume

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?
Replies: 15
Views: 5515

Re: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and the A350. Why so much expansion?

The CX 350s are a wonderful product in all three cabins. I’ve now flown long haul in Y, W and J and found them more comfortable than their 77W’s, mainly due to the noise levels and IFE - even though the seats are narrower.

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by BestWestern
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

Fighting against four other daily flights for 300 per day o&d, whilst flying into the non primary airport. Oh dear.

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by BestWestern
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee
Replies: 25
Views: 3947

Re: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee

Is this the first follow on order for the 350?

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by BestWestern
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

How many of those MIA pax are transit to Central and Latin America.

The Norwegian dartboard continues.

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by BestWestern
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11371

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

No feed.
No alliance partners.
No winter cash flow.

Lots of under utilised 787s this winter

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by BestWestern
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42359

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

It seems that Air Belgium is going for the Chinese tour group business to fill most of its seats. They launched after Cathay announced, so know what they are getting into. CX also fills a lot of their European Y cabin with tour groups, but since these tours are built on lowest over all cost - nobody...

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by BestWestern
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 98
Views: 2403

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

We would be pretty arrogant to think that we are the only ‘intelligent’ planet in the entire universe.

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by BestWestern
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4494

Re: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner

A 23% fuel consumption improvement vs the 767 is in line with promise. Excellent to see.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42359

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

I flew with the Air Belgium first flight return cabin crew on the CX BRU HKG on Saturday. What a wonderful bunch of people, really excited about their new jobs. They were in their uniforms for take off and landing. Sitting beside them in Y+, it was great to see their professionalism and knowledge of...

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by BestWestern
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 150
Views: 14021

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Aer Lingus going east will most probably be TLV, DME and Turkey to begin with. The North Atlantic feed will ensure viability.

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by BestWestern
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 63
Views: 1660

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

I joined in the last century.

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by BestWestern
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina domestic market share
Replies: 27
Views: 2506

Re: Argentina domestic market share

I said it when they announced it and I say it again. Norwegian does not need an Argentina distraction. Distances are long, volumes are small, infrastructure is poor.

Now that the economy is wobbling.... this, ten fold.

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by BestWestern
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 150
Views: 14021

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

The Cathay loads and yield is quite good - which is excellent to see. Brussels on the other hand is really struggling. I’m on BRU ->HKG today - 4 return seats just over €1,200 booked a week before departure. Fantastic value. I’m back in Europe next month and the return, non stop, ticket HKG BRU is j...

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by BestWestern
Wed May 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern retires last Boeing 777-200
Replies: 22
Views: 3680

Re: China Southern retires last Boeing 777-200

JAAlbert wrote:
What are they replacing their 777-200s with?


Dc-9’s

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by BestWestern
Fri May 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 8491

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

The pre merger NW livery was stunning.

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by BestWestern
Fri May 18, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23265

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

Makes sense. The SQ group has gone from 4 brands to two in 18 months.

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by BestWestern
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22145

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

I flew to MAA with DL from Europe just before the route was dropped.

I think DL should head to BLR non stop from JFK.

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by BestWestern
Sun May 13, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG poised to become a global super airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3116

Re: PVG poised to become a global super airport?

Not until China frees up military airspace for use by commercial aviation, and stops closing significant airspace at a moments notice.

Until then, people will avoid transiting through Shanghai. Flights via Shanghai are a god 25% cheaper than other Asian cities. People who know, don’t risk it.

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by BestWestern
Sun May 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37937

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Rumours are that their 332’s are heading to eurowings.

Fleet going to

787
350
380

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by BestWestern
Sun May 06, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catholics: Are you a traddy?
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: Catholics: Are you a traddy?

Yeah, there't not really a widespread issue with molestation in the Catholic Church in every country on the planet or anything. 4 percent of Catholic priests in the U.S. sexually victimized minors during the past half century. No evidence has been published at this time which states this number is ...

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by BestWestern
Sat May 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?
Replies: 57
Views: 2160

Re: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?

And the not so good days of lawyergal, who ended up in prison.

Yes the trolling has intensified since free membership has returned. I find myself responding.

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by BestWestern
Sat May 05, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catholics: Are you a traddy?
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: Catholics: Are you a traddy?

BestWestern wrote:
CCGPV wrote:
Which one reduces the time officers of the Church spend with the kiddos?


You really are a fuckwit. There you go again tarnishing everyone with the same brush of a tiny minority of evil men.

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by BestWestern
Sat May 05, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catholics: Are you a traddy?
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: Catholics: Are you a traddy?

I'm a priest... I've never celebrated a Tridentine Mass, but I've done the Novus Ordo (New Rite, the way Mass is commonly celebrated nowadays) ad orientem (facing east, or facing the altar with the people). It is a different experience compared to when I'm facing the congregation not only because o...

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by BestWestern
Sat May 05, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catholics: Are you a traddy?
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: Catholics: Are you a traddy?

Duplicates

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by BestWestern
Sat May 05, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?
Replies: 38
Views: 2586

Re: How Has Indian Aviation Evolved in Recent Decades?

Flying to and in India is a pleasure. I still rank Kingfisher as the best economy class product ever. Today, service and price has equalised, so airlines can make a return. The airports are so much better too. Liberalisation has changed Indian aviation for the better. The state has lagged behind tho...

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by BestWestern
Fri May 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catholics: Are you a traddy?
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: Catholics: Are you a traddy?

I’m an infrequent church goer, but attended a christening at a Tridentine church recently. It was very spiritual.

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by BestWestern
Wed May 02, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is cultural appropriation?
Replies: 35
Views: 1645

Re: What is cultural appropriation?

Isn’t cultural appropriation good for bringing communities together? Haven’t we always taken the best of other lands?

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by BestWestern
Wed May 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new JED was supposed to open today (May 1)
Replies: 20
Views: 4413

Re: The new JED was supposed to open today (May 1)

I was on a site visit a few months ago at the new JED. Parts are complete and parts aren’t. I’d be surprised if it opens this month.

Kicking Changi out of the management contract is par for the course. They were responsible for ORAT.

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by BestWestern
Tue May 01, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

I haven’t heard of many of these stories, but in Macau the Chinese ATM users have facial recognition built in. Macau is the washing machine of Chinese grey and black money. A lot of it has gone to the Philippines and Cambodia as the Chinese government rightly clamps down on their money from state pr...

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by BestWestern
Tue May 01, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 829

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

Bibi is like the boy who cried wolf with regards to Iran.

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by BestWestern
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

If you've worked in the tourism industry and don't have general ideas of what groups are like then I don't believe you one bit. I’m living in greater China for 10 years now, and my business is Chinese tour groups. I really couldn’t care less if you believe me or not. If you are happy to treat 1.3bn...

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by BestWestern
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

If you've worked in the tourism industry and don't have general ideas of what groups are like then I don't believe you one bit. I’m living in greater China for 10 years now, and my business is Chinese tour groups. I really couldn’t care less if you believe me or not. If you are happy to treat 1.3bn ...

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by BestWestern
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

Racism: The belief that all members of a race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. “They spit everywhere, throw trash around, have no concept of lines or social graces at all. They...

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by BestWestern
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

Stereotypes are based on truths, but the vast majority of Americans aren’t loud, etc....

You said “On the whole the Chinese are the rudest and most disgusting tourists on the planet”. That’s racism.

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by BestWestern
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

I’ve spent 10 years living in China and Hong Kong working in travel and tourism. Don’t stereotype over 1bn with your myopic view, for they could do the same for The West, and our superiority complex of the world.

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by BestWestern
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

If you're not a Chinese citizen this is going to be great for everyone else. On the whole the Chinese are the rudest and most disgusting tourists on the planet. They spit everywhere, throw trash around, have no concept of lines or social graces at all. They ignore signs and are just awful in genera...

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by BestWestern
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

No, much more invasive. Centralised Points for being critical of the government, posting gossip online, having credit card debt, going to night clubs, poor exam results, speeding, jay walking, etc.

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by BestWestern
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1605

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

It’s very creepy and invasive indeed. In a market where the government controls virtually everything, the social score will make or break lives.

On some high speed trains signs say “anti social behaviour will affect your social score”.

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by BestWestern
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 20812

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-43879729
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The French company Vinci has bought Belfast International Airport. Vinci are excellent operators. Anyone who has seen their transformation of Cambodian airports into world class facilities should be hopeful of a step change in Aldergrove .

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-43879729

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by BestWestern
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?

I’d say Koreans named Park have this problem every day.

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