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by BestWestern
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Massive Data Breach
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Super Massive Data Breach

Only Super Massive.... hold my beer.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: con man named Trump tries to build a wall-1958 !
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: con man named Trump tries to build a wall-1958 !

One can't help but think of the Berlin wall. Very true. The Berlin wall is an example of a strategically placed wall that was quite effective. The major difference, however, is that the Berlin wall was intended to keep people in rather than keeping people from entering. . the irony of using the Com...

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A3801000 wrote:
In case anyone feels like, this is her canadian families GofundMe for her:

https://www.gofundme.com/saverahafofficial


Gofundme? She flew business class to Canada.

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by BestWestern
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

Is that really only GBP 2.2 million? That's like buying a country house or something! I haven't been following, but something must have gone down since their half-year report from 30 September, because that has net assets at 118m and some profitability, albeit in the summer months. Market cap of 35...

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by BestWestern
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 155
Views: 8728

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Why so much panic over an 18 year old Saudi and why is she getting such priority asylum service? Beauty? Twitter? What about all the other asylum seekers?

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by BestWestern
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

With the company being valued at less than $3m, I suspect the shareholders will go down the liquidation route. This feels like a ‘sure why not’ from Virgin and Stobart - precious little to lose at such a low valuation. I suspect the advisory bill will be more than the value of the company - and thos...

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by BestWestern
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system
Replies: 73
Views: 9293

Re: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system

With the big Beijing changes, will this see the long overdue retrenchment of regional long haul back into the restricted Beijing.

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by BestWestern
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1113

Re: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO

The US further retreats into a former world leading state.

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by BestWestern
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!
Replies: 45
Views: 1659

Re: Woman in Coma Gives Birth!

Maybe it’s the new Jesus and a virgin birth?

Rapture is coming accordingly

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by BestWestern
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 500
Views: 81128

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The brand refresh is more than a livery, but the entire look and feel alongside how the airline communicates to its customers in every location, from booking to bag tag. The EI livery looks great on the aircraft, but the brand, logo and font struggles with web and screen application where it looks ...

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by BestWestern
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 3653

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

Playboy clothes are big in third tier Chinese cities.

Pierre Cardain is big in East Africa.

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by BestWestern
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 500
Views: 81128

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The brand refresh is more than a livery, but the entire look and feel alongside how the airline communicates to its customers in every location, from booking to bag tag. The EI livery looks great on the aircraft, but the brand, logo and font struggles with web and screen application where it looks d...

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by BestWestern
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting sick on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 1583

Re: Getting sick on the road

I got dengue fever in china without knowing it. I was flying home and got stranded by the Icelandic volcano, so rather than flying from Chengdu, I ended up flying ex Manila five days later.

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by BestWestern
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to 7-year old Kid: NO SANTA.
Replies: 39
Views: 2062

Re: Trump to 7-year old Kid: NO SANTA.

sevenair wrote:
Poor kid. No doubt he'll be suffering from 'PTSD' before long.


Because it’s the child’s fault!

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by BestWestern
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36773

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Cologne would be building a brand from scratch for. norwegian, but as Eurowings heads to Düsseldorf with long haul, to replace Air Berlin, the market is wide open. The airport is about an hour from Frankfurt, by train and has a huge catchment area to take pax from.

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by BestWestern
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36773

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Breaking into the UK market is very difficult. Easy and Ryanair have such dominance of the Leisure market and have London fortress airports. Norwegian yield on same airport pairs vs EasyJet is starkly lower. With this problem, they don’t have the benefit of a strong home yield to make lower yield hu...

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by BestWestern
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)
Replies: 52
Views: 6294

Re: Wizz Air To Overtake Easyjet as Biggest London Luton Airline (11 based aircraft)

The low yield nature of UK -> Central Europe allows for what would be otherwise considered anti social flying hours. Does Wizz get many self transits from FR and EZY? My wife was on a late running FR from LIS to HHN last week. Six pax were brought to the front of the aircraft so they could make thei...

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by BestWestern
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?
Replies: 46
Views: 5307

Re: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?

Is Indigo still acquiring Wow? It’s gone very quiet, and wow seem to be in surgery mode at the moment.

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by BestWestern
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Smocking Gun
Replies: 65
Views: 2438

Re: The Smocking Gun

wingman wrote:
I thought it was worse for him if it WAS private transactions vs. self-funded campaign contributions which is what he always said.


Isn’t a private transaction with stormy prostitution?

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by BestWestern
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rotary International VS Lions International. Which club is better/more prestigious/shall I join?
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

Re: Rotary International VS Lions International. Which club is better/more prestigious/shall I join?

Like Opus Dei, the masons are seen as an elitist organisation linked to religion and oppression of other religions or religious belief.

Rotary and Lions are seen as more generous and open minded.

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by BestWestern
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 21605

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Let’s not diss the livery before it arrives. No doubt everyone here will hate it, just like every other logo that’s revealed. Then it will grow on us and we will love it.

Delta
American
Cathay

Come to mind immediately.

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by BestWestern
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prosecutors: Cohen broke law at Trump's direction
Replies: 58
Views: 2844

Re: Prosecutors: Cohen broke law at Trump's direction

Trump has no political ambition. He has an ego that needs constant feeding.

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by BestWestern
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India ends Amadeus ties, travel body opposes.
Replies: 39
Views: 4954

Re: Air India ends Amadeus ties, travel body opposes.

Rakesh Gangwal was former CEO of the Travelport subsidiary Worldspan.

Many airlines reduce their GDS cost exposire by pitting one against another like this. It’s called competition, and AI have lowered costs. At $4 per segment ++ , GDS costs are huge, especially for a lower yield carrier like AI.

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by BestWestern
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

KLM can only codeshare on two routes per airline for non alliance carriers.

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by BestWestern
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear this Christmas?
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: What will you wear this Christmas?

Most forget that Jesus was born naked, and we should follow his decision to reject textiles.

As we know from historic movies such as the Life of Brian, mary frequently went naked.

For this reason our pastor insists on modest nudity in church and nudity at home.

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by BestWestern
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear this Christmas?
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: What will you wear this Christmas?

Christmas Day is one of holiness in our household, so it is strictly naturist, following scripture as Jesus was born naked. Modesty is essential at church. I will choose a red speedo this year as it is 2018 after all. Our church is quite strict as to how one should be dressed as elders are present. ...

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by BestWestern
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13408

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

Virgin has a simple Asia strategy - staying where they can make money. Ignore Bransons plans for non stop to Australia. The same people who see a Flybe Manchester ‘hub’ network are getting hard-ons thinking of Bangkok, Karachi and Tel Aviv opportunities from the same city. Happy to wager $1k that th...

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by BestWestern
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 17
Views: 3997

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

And people here expect DL/KLAF to buy Flybe?

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by BestWestern
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manafort FUBAR
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: Manafort FUBAR

This game of chess is getting interesting. Mullers opposition have perhaps overlooked a fatal move.

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by BestWestern
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63744

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Wow’s Announcements today sound pretty ominous. What does the return of four aircraft mean for their current schedules?

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by BestWestern
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 189
Views: 6861

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

The law of unintended consequences is in full force in the USA at present. Trump hasn’t thought through his tariff plans. He has agriculture and automotive on their knees.

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by BestWestern
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....
Replies: 32
Views: 1967

Re: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....

What about the 1000's of WMD's? What about the Islamic terrorist in the country. WTF fairytale world are you living in? There were no WMDs in Iraq and no Islamic terrorism before the US-led war overthrew the Sadam Hussein regime. :banghead: Typical democratic response, the weapons were there, it to...

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by BestWestern
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 6189

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

Get off your high horse. In a civilized society, people follow the bloody law. The law of India says a) "you absolutely cannot proselytize on a tourist visa" b) "you cannot proselytize wherever you please while on a tourist visa - you do it in the specific places where you're permitt...

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by BestWestern
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe
Replies: 135
Views: 6189

Re: American adventurer and Christian missionary killed by Isolated tribe

TTailedTiger wrote:
The guy was certainly a moron for going into the territory but I can't condone murder like some here appear to be doing.


Stand your ground against the Christian colonist

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by BestWestern
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

A side point BA has never been able to make any longhaul viable outside London. Unless IAG needs slots give flybe a wide berth! A little history would be beneficial here. BA1503/2 MAN-JFK-MAN was profitable. Always was. That 767 used to pull in consistent profits, but the Little Englander type mana...

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by BestWestern
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

If IAG buy Flybe they will probably have to divest the Heathrow slots again! Of course IAG are looking at Flybe... sure why not look. Just like Virgin are looking at it. Does Delta / AFKL want another loss making regional carrier to replicate their KLM and AF Regional service? They have spent years ...

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by BestWestern
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

I think a VS-led purchase of BE offers a number of opportunities for VS and its partners, DL, KL, AF, KE. 1 - It provides an opportunity to obtain a dominant position in the UK air market, by domestic point to point and also obtain further feeder traffic into its hubs (see points 2 and 3). 2 - It m...

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by BestWestern
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

virgin launched little red for feed which failed.


Now they want to buy Flybe? For what. Inverness to Norwich gives virgin no benefit. It gives Delta no benefit.

Virgin is loss making.

This has to be a joke.

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by BestWestern
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Why would Delta buy Flybe?

Can delta buy Flybe?

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by BestWestern
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Sky News: Virgin and Flybe in talks

Virgin had the Scottish slots - and gave them up, and now wants to buy them again.

On Thanksgiving?

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by BestWestern
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53447

Re: Sky News: Virgin and Flybe in talks

Virgin or virgin Atlantic.

Is this just another one of Branson’s media games?

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by BestWestern
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR
Replies: 35
Views: 5826

Re: Flybe switches Cornwall flights from LGW to LHR

I have a sneeky feeling that BE are being duplicitous here. They are probably trying to get some Scottish route reallocated to Newquay.

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by BestWestern
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26431

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Are parts for the Q400 made in BHD?

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by BestWestern
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 49
Views: 12503

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

Dieuwer wrote:
Next time - before agreeing to pay anything to the mechanic, ask: "您希望社交信用评级下降吗" (Do you want your Social Credit Rating to drop)?

;)


That’s traditional script used in Hong Kong - in Beijing they wouldn’t understand it!

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by BestWestern
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK
Replies: 49
Views: 12503

Re: LOT Passengers Asked to Pay Cash For 787 Repair in PEK

The LOT crew couldn't come up with 280 GBP among them? Assuming the minimum of 2 pilots and 6 FAs, that's less than 47 GBP each on average. I don't carry much cold hard cash in these days of credit cards and various forms of electronic payments but my pocket change would have a bit more than that m...

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by BestWestern
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5640

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

I did SYD ICN LHR in the past on Korean in J. Spent the evening in the transit hotel in ICN. A good way to fly back.

Etihad will join Star if anything - they have a very close relationship with Lufthansa.

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by BestWestern
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 58
Views: 9164

Re: AA213/214 going from 752 to MAX8

AA’s MRTC didn’t work out for them - chasing yield didn’t pay off.

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by BestWestern
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Skyteam
Replies: 30
Views: 5640

Re: Etihad and Skyteam

The shortest route distance wise is actually via CAN.

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by BestWestern
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26431

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Great route by Ryanair.

Does Turkey and Europe have openskies? I’m still wondering why Ryanair haven’t tapped into what must be Europe’s biggest diaspora flow Germany - Turkey.

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by BestWestern
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26431

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Dublin Beijing with Hainan for €380. But for the pollution, Beijing is a must see. https://www.secretflying.com/posts/dublin-ireland-to-beijing-china-for-only-e382-roundtrip/ I was working in Beijing late September, 7 days and no visible pollution, fabulous weather and an incredible city - love vis...

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