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by BestWestern
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 169
Views: 3627

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: 8921

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: 130
Views: 2496

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: 245
Views: 14093

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: 245
Views: 14093

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: 143
Views: 19030

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: 245
Views: 14093

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: 779

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

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

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by BestWestern
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

The Irish trade with China is from big ticket tax benefit items such as aircraft leases, medicine and software. Irish indigenous companies have a very small presence in China. Prime (and shameful) example..... I was at an Irish presidential event in Shanghai. At the business breakfast they served NZ...

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by BestWestern
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Whilst Dublin airport isn’t third world, it can hardly be called a first world gateway we can be proud of. From an infrastructure perspective, the lack of air bridges for so many gates and non LCC Services, including long haul is a big surprise. The patchwork nature of the airport is so visible in T...

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

OA260 wrote:
ORK this morning


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QR EK EY VY all cancelled their flights to DUB for today.


I didn’t know RE flew ORK BHD

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

The Pearl River Delta doesn’t need two services to Dublin at once. With all due respect, why not? AKL is a similar sized city to DUB, and just as far away from the Pearl River Delta as DUB, yet it can sustain in peak season: - 5x daily flights to HKG (2x daily on CX, 2x daily on HX and 1x daily on ...

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by BestWestern
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Hurricane Ophelia on Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 1686

Re: Impact of Orphelio on Ireland

ORK and KIR will get the brunt of this. SNN is less isolated. DUB region should be ok.

Windy.com has the hurricane path.

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by BestWestern
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 28245

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

Their long haul is in the 4-8hr segment, which is more medium haul. As Asian airports become increasingly congested, the 330s will be used more and more on the sub 4hr segments. With DMK essentially full, Thai Air Asia is considering 330s to HKG for example as they don’t have slots to increase capac...

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by BestWestern
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

HK’ers won’t travel to shenzhen for a long haul flight. Irish people travelling to HK would also need a Chinese visa to take this flight too. This will siphon some Chinese tour groups off the CX Service though, and quite possibly affect the success of the route. The Pearl River Delta doesn’t need tw...

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by BestWestern
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5328

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

There’s a number of games going on with Indian bilaterals at the moment - also east bound to Bali via Malaysia.

Air Asia have considered long haul ex India too - what sort range does the 321N have?

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by BestWestern
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO upgrades Thailand safety rating
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: ICAO upgrades Thailand safety rating

A lot of airlines have lost their route licences too. Including Orient Thai.

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by BestWestern
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to Speak to Someone about an Unthinkable Loss
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

Re: How to Speak to Someone about an Unthinkable Loss

It’s not the words, but the compassion behind the words that matters.

Also, a “I’m here if you ever need someone to talk to..”

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by BestWestern
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37412

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH

The Manila connection has improved somewhat, but try stay within same terminal. Much better to transfer in SIN or HKG though. EK have relaunched a DXB-CEB-CRK-DXB Service, with about 150 daily pax originating and same level terminating in Cebu I think we will see CX launching more regional routes to...

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by BestWestern
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37412

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH

HK’ers who live in high rise apartments (hello from the 38th floor) love what they cant get here - open space. Hope they like endless windy roads and pissing rain as well... heh heh. On that subject, was not impressed with those US craft beers I tried. Universally over-hopped tang does not a great ...

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by BestWestern
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

http://www.vote-and-fly.com

Vote for Shannon. The airport with the highest vote gets a new Eurowings route.
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http://www.vote-and-fly.com

Vote for Shannon. The airport with the highest vote gets a new Eurowings route.

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by BestWestern
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity
Replies: 50
Views: 15800

Re: Philippine Airlines to get new visual identity

If they change the font to another sans-serif one, hopefully they won't go with a generic font like American, Garuda and others. I love the tail and livery but a spruce up wouldn't hurt. The article mentions they're going to add more color. Maybe a khaki, and beach blue like color? They are indeed ...

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by BestWestern
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37412

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH

The advertising of Ireland as a tourist destination has commenced in the HK print press. They are focusing on Castles, Green and culture. Adverts to date are from tour operators, rather than tourism Ireland. HK’ers who live in high rise apartments (hello from the 38th floor) love what they cant get ...

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by BestWestern
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TR (Scoot) announces SIN-KIX-HNL
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: TR (Scoot) announces SIN-KIX-HNL

It’s a pity they didn’t try HKG HNL. That’s a route I’d love to see.

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66062

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

AGP probably because not enough pilots trained or available for additional GIB operations.

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66062

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Anyone with a return date more than two weeks out are on their own.

A big congratulations to the CAA who has done a fantastic job in planning and executing the return of citizens to the UK.

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise
Replies: 43
Views: 12437

Re: Boeing-order after Monarch-demise

Didn’t Boeing part finance the company for the past 12 months to secure the loan?

We will have to see who the creditors are when their report is published?

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66062

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

The problematic routes will be ex GIB and ex Madeira, where specially trained pilots are required. I can see these being operated by BA or EZY who have a pilot base. As Monarch is highly seasonal, they work their pilots hard in summer, so they have precious little available hours in winter - for thi...

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66062

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Monarch was not viable, and was forecasting a £100m loss in 2017/18. This is the letter from the CEO to staff...... This is the update I hoped I would never have to write. Despite our best efforts, today Monarch Airlines Limited and Monarch Travel Group (Monarch Holidays) are ceasing operations and ...

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain
Replies: 183
Views: 4132

Re: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain

tommy1808 wrote:
BestWestern wrote:
An illegal vote. An illegal attempt at a coup.


so all is peachy in China, the protest on Tiananmen Square and elsewhere in China was illegal too.

best regards
Thomas


False equivalence.

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by BestWestern
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain
Replies: 183
Views: 4132

Re: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain

These events have changed Spain forever. Spain will never be the same again after Oct 1, 2017. This will be remembered for hundreds of years just like Tiananmen Square 1989, Budapest 1956, Crystal Night 1938, and even Stockholm Bloodbath 1520. Just imagine the outcry if this had happened in for ins...

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by BestWestern
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14682

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

I travel extensively in Asia. I have never, ever seen an emotional support animal on a flight.

America is dying slowly in its own self absorbed way.

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by BestWestern
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY appoints Tony Douglas as new CEO
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

Re: EY appoints Tony Douglas as new CEO

Etihad needs a politician and business man combined to plot a path between commercial and non commercial demands on the airline. Mr Muller failed in Malaysian as he was brought in to do a Job that wasn’t the job he was recruited for. He is an excellent operator, but would be the wrong choice for the...

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by BestWestern
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malindo Air ends 737 MAX operations
Replies: 15
Views: 6649

Re: Malindo Air ends 737 MAX operations

Malindo is running up huge debts with airport operators in Asia too. Hopefully they can decide on what they are. Charging less than air Asia for a ‘full’ service product isn’t sustainable.

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by BestWestern
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women are allowed to drive in KSA
Replies: 52
Views: 1635

Re: WOMEN ARE ALLOWED TO DRIVE IN KSA

Guys, change for the better should be congratulated, not ridiculed. With women taxi drivers in the UAE and a western Bahrain showing Saudi leadership that the world doesn’t come to an end, things will happen quickly from now on. It isn’t long ago since women in western counties had to stop Work when...

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by BestWestern
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Horner, writer of fake news about 2016 election, found dead
Replies: 38
Views: 1088

Re: Paul Horner, writer of fake news about 2016 election, found dead

Amazing how the biggest gains from fake news were those who complained the most about fake news.

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by BestWestern
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routesonline Survey - HKG-TPE Busiest International Route
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

Re: Routesonline Survey - HKG-TPE Busiest International Route

The city pair data would be very different, with more London and Tokyo city pair data showing up.

I was surprised that MNL SIN showed up.

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by BestWestern
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 8356

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

These Jade cargo aircraft have sat in Shenzhen and Pudong for nearly five years now. With the heat, humidity and lack of care given to them, I can only imagine that they are in bad shape.

Perhaps eBay is the best place to sell them.

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by BestWestern
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6908

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

Is UK APD paid on Gatwick connects?

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by BestWestern
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman hides loaded gun in her hoo-ha
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Woman hides loaded gun in her hoo-ha

In her hoo ha??

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by BestWestern
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Seems that AC will be pulling capacity from Asia, and placing it into Europe next Summer. Yields on. North America - Asia are terrible at present.

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by BestWestern
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India army chief: we must prepare for simultaneous war with China and Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: India army chief: we must prepare for simultaneous war with China and Pakistan

China will never start a war with India. China will flex muscles now and again.

India will never start a war with China.

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by BestWestern
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

EI seem to be doing well in Hartford. 91% load factor in June, with May just as strong. Another route that could see additional frequencies or a 330 next summer peak days. Norwegian had twice the outbound pax to on inbound pax on BDL EDI in June. this points to their traffic being strongly US origin...

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by BestWestern
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Well much of it was of the "Mayor of Clare sez no........" Has the current incumbent any thing at all to show except the "Kick it down the road" consultancy study? Sadly Dublin has far less political influence than it ought to have, we either put up with things being third rate ...

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by BestWestern
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

The DAA T1 lounge is terrible. It's boring, looks and feels cheap. I can't wait to see the new CX lounge in Singapore T4. Their new Heathrow T3 and Manila T3 lounges are fantastic. Manila T3 has itself improved dramatically over the past 18 months, and this lounge really is superb. In saying that, t...

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by BestWestern
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: There was too much egg salad
Replies: 20
Views: 1210

Re: There was too much egg salad

Egg salad. Vomit inducing vileness. I dry wretch at the smell.

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by BestWestern
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India army chief: we must prepare for simultaneous war with China and Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: India army chief: we must prepare for simultaneous war with China and Pakistan

Flighty wrote:
India is one of the four strategic leaders of the future world. China, India, Europe and the US/Canada. Russia not among them. It is foreseeable that India needs total deterrence and a global reach.


I don't think so.

Total deterrence - global reach... haha

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by BestWestern
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India army chief: we must prepare for simultaneous war with China and Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 961

Re: India army chief: we must prepare for simultaneous war with China and Pakistan

This is no more than an army general looking for more funding. Who needs hospitals and roads when the boogie monster is invading.

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by BestWestern
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India
Replies: 18
Views: 4476

Re: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India

Next we will be told spicejet will be introducing the DC3.

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