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by zkojq
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop to add A350 in 2019, A330neo in 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: Evelop to add A350 in 2019, A330neo in 2020

Good news, but not really all that surprising as far as the A330neo goes. The A330ceo has such a breadth of different operators and many of them will make incremental orders for neos through the lessors, just like this.

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 173
Views: 33006

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

AirAsia's Tony Fernandes just posted this photo on his Instagram story (he's stopped there for fuel on his flight to Davos). What a coincidence that he just choose TZX for refuelling :biggrin: Surprising that he has to refuel at all. Surely his GLEX should be able to fly direct to ZRH or INN from K...

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 173
Views: 33006

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

AirAsia's Tony Fernandes just posted this photo on his Instagram story (he's stopped there for fuel on his flight to Davos).

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 383
Views: 42288

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

There are about 30 non-stop flights a day between London and New-York. Impressive but not enough to warrant even one A380. And yet you can fly an A380 on FRA-EWR and CDG-JFK, no? Load factors are not impressive. Source? ULH economics are not proven. In case you missed it, EK has been flying ULH rou...

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The President of the United States Paid Off a Porn Star
Replies: 87
Views: 2746

Re: The President of the United States Paid Off a Porn Star

MaverickM11 wrote:
Hope all those hookers employed by Trump can make it to next year's values voters summit--they'd fit right in!

I want to see this happen! :rotfl:

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 383
Views: 42288

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Wonderful news though I'd imagine that all the Airbus haters will be very bitter right now.

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey prepares to "suffocate" Syrian Kurdistan
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Turkey prepares to "suffocate" Syrian Kurdistan

Worrying news coming from the Syria-Turkey border: Turkey has been threatening to attack the Kurdish-controlled towns of Afrin and Manbij for some time in an attempt to counter a militia called the People's Protection Units (YPG), which it considers a terrorist group. The YPG denies any direct milit...

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1537
Views: 71479

Re: Brexit - EU position

More good news; Macron has managed to get May to pay for new security upgrades and border processing facility in Calais! Britain will pay £44.5m for extra security measures in France to prevent another refugee camp forming in Calais or any other Channel port, Theresa May is to announce. The extra ca...

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by zkojq
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 13044

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

KarelXWB wrote:
First Interjet A321neo (MSN 7939) emerged from storage and got its engines fitted.


First flight:

ImageA321neo Interjet XA-JOE firstflight by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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by zkojq
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier
Replies: 74
Views: 14139

Re: A350-2000 Doable with new technologies, more potential with 787 : Bregier

But at the same time he's not acknowledging the reason Airbus hasn't already launched an A350 stretch: engines. The Trent XWB-97 is pushed absolutely as far as it can go without major changes. Much of the chatter around the A350-1000's somewhat-slower-than-expected sales concerns engine reliability...

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by zkojq
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3847

Re: Steve Bannon book

Probably as a result of the book, Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Mr. Mueller. David Yup, here we go..................... The net is being pulled tighter and tighter. Will Trump see the news bulletin about this on Fox "news" in bed with a cheeseburger? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/...

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by zkojq
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 47578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

qf2220 wrote:
zkojq wrote:

Screw freedom of speech right? What people do on twitter in their own time is not their employeers business.



From what I've read, the employee did it from the Marriott account, not their own personal account....

Ah ok, fair enough then.

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by zkojq
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico 777 Retirements
Replies: 14
Views: 4468

Re: Aeromexico 777 Retirements

Arriving into Hong Kong:

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OE-LPF, Austrian Airlines HKG Jan 15th 2018

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would Dr Martin Luther King, Jr think of President Trump?
Replies: 27
Views: 710

Re: What would Dr Martin Luther King, Jr think of President Trump?

It's funny because some people genuinely believe that he would be a Trump supporter.

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reveals 'top upgrade' tricks in new ad
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Emirates reveals 'top upgrade' tricks in new ad

As ever, EK seem to do a good job at hyping up their product.

Ziyulu wrote:
I don't find 3-4-3 seating on a 777 to be an "upgrade".

I was just about to say this.

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 217
Views: 16669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

And I would like to see all those people criticising the high regional fares now if NZ closes the LINK operations and pulls out of all regional centers. Why would they do that when they're making so much money off them? It was the same when NZ pulled out of Masterton and Kaiktaia. If people don't u...

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 47578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Quokka in business is a good way to promote. Especially in the UK I thought that those animals were protected? How is Qantas just allowed to borrow one for commercial promotion? Looks like DL was not the only airline to upset China, QF has admitted oversight after listing some Chinese territories a...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5302

Re: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights

A second aircraft has supposedly been intercepted. http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/820762 https://www.sharjah24.ae/en/uae/283524-qatari-fighter-jets-buzz-second-uae-civil-aircraft-gcaa Qatar has protested to the UN: The State of Qatar has sent two messages to the UN Secretary-General and to the Pre...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

Re: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?

Given that there is no proof that the model is successful yet, we will wait and see how that pans out. :checkmark: I'm still unconvinced on the viability of LHLC. Jetstar makes it work, as does Scoot, but there doesn't seem to be much evidence that the other big players are able to do so profitably...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5302

Re: Qatar Intercepts 2 UAE Flights

Interesting. Qatar denies it and there is no specific info as to which airline of flight number the "intercepted" flight was (could be Emirates, FlyDubai, Air Arabia or Etihad). The primary news source seems to be the UAE state news agency. http://businessweekme.com/2018/01/15/uae-says-qat...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 38
Views: 9929

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

https://i.redditmedia.com/h6-D1UB5L3saXBxjiGlba8CY84LHUml8IJ6x3-n3_yo.jpg?w=576&s=85e362f2bd8b39a620428994a36f20f7 I really don't understand how Eurowings will be able to make money from old, fuel-guzzling A340-300s. The margins are far tighter. The (implied) inefficiencies of A340-300s are gre...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 217
Views: 16669

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Oh please. NZ will gouge exactly as much as they can get away with - they always have (see: North America routes until very recently - gee, I wonder why?). This. It really is that simple. Air New Zealand has been milking the regions for years. It's no wonder that people who live in the regional cen...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France set to put a ban on "Fake News"
Replies: 46
Views: 1185

Re: France set to put a ban on "Fake News"

That's absurd. Why would Russia be "enraged" about something that nicely plays into the hands of their propaganda narrative: "Look, there is no free speech! Even the EU has its own censorship." Because it makes it harder for them (& their surrogates) to con people into suppo...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference
Replies: 57
Views: 7215

Re: Airbus 2017 "5th Quarter" annual press conference

Fabrice says that Airbus can "robustly" deliver 6 A380s per year.

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France set to put a ban on "Fake News"
Replies: 46
Views: 1185

Re: France set to put a ban on "Fake News"

Russia will be enraged, I'm sure. That's absurd. Why would Russia be "enraged" about something that nicely plays into the hands of their propaganda narrative: "Look, there is no free speech! Even the EU has its own censorship." Because it makes it harder for them (& their su...

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: De Blasio sues major oil companies over climate change
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: De Blasio sues major oil companies over climate change

This is BS. If anyone is getting compensation money from the oil companies for the effects of climate change change, it should be the people of Kiribati and Bangladesh, not the government of the richest city on the planet.

That said, the externalities of pollution need to be taken care of.

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in Facebook News Feed
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: Changes in Facebook News Feed

I think I stopped using facebook since years ago when they changed the post display order from based on send time to based on relevancy/interest/popularity :checkmark: The current algorithm is completely screwed up. I want to see content from friends, but any content that they post/create is burred...

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paternity Fraud & Lack of Men's Rights
Replies: 17
Views: 798

Re: Paternity Fraud & Lack of Men's Rights

The day I got back to Poland I received an email from her informing me that she'd been lying to me since she'd become pregnant, she's known since the beginning that I am not the biological father and she wants me to cut all ties with my daughter. Surely this piece of evidence is quite important and...

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jeff Bezos donates 33 million to dreamers
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Jeff Bezos donates 33 million to dreamers

Quite a few employees at Amazon fulfilment centres have questionable documentation/immigration status, no?

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 NEO series and A350's for China can't be delivered
Replies: 22
Views: 7419

Re: Airbus A320 NEO series and A350's for China can't be delivered

Good news! Extra P&W GTFs available immediately for A320neo operators in need.

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France set to put a ban on "Fake News"
Replies: 46
Views: 1185

Re: France set to put a ban on "Fake News"

Good and I love how all the France haters are loosing their minds. :lol: The fact is that Russia spent a lot of money trying to destabilise us in the last election, trying to get Le Pen elected to weaken France. This legislation is a natural reaction and will hopefully do a lot to limit the influenc...

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The President of the United States Paid Off a Porn Star
Replies: 87
Views: 2746

Re: The President of the United States Paid Off a Porn Star

Honestly, who cares? We knew that Trump is a slutty person with loose morals yesterday and this news doesn't really change that. I doubt that all the people who were fine with his pussy grabbing will suddenly turn around and be repulsed by his behaviour thanks to this.

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 5187

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?

You just know Trump eventually going to get caught out saying the N word pubically. It's just a matter of when at this point. Of course people from #Norway would love to move to a country where people are far more likely to be shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare because they’re poor, get no pai...

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by zkojq
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018
Replies: 259
Views: 61484

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I really hope that nothing is changed. The current livery is fantastic, nothing wrong with it at all. No need to tweak what isn't broken. Let us all hope that this is nothing.

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4862

Re: Rumour NZ might dry lease 777

Looks like HiFly are gonna get really busy, what with covering some Norwegian flights as well. Bet they are quietly thanking RR for the business ! Hifly & EuroAtlantic did very good business out of Norwegian Long Haul's many teething problems as they introduced the 787s. How long will each airc...

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by zkojq
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oprah 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 894

Re: Oprah 2020?

Can we f**king not? Noting against Oprah, but the current White House occupant has proven that celebrities don't make very good presidents. Is there no willingness to learn from this? :roll: Maybe a public servant with a proven track record on implementing effective policy, eliminating government w...

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oprah 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 894

Re: Oprah 2020?

Can we f**king not? Noting against Oprah, but the current White House occupant has proven that celebrities don't make very good presidents. Is there no willingness to learn from this? :roll: Maybe a public servant with a proven track record on implementing effective policy, eliminating government wa...

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by zkojq
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 71
Views: 9651

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

I would not discount the A330 NEO. Nor would i. I'd have thought that the A338/339 would be perfect for their needs, especially if the 251t MTOW variant comes to fruition. It would maximize commonality with their existing long haul fleet, reduce CASK substantially on long haul routes and be much ch...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3847

Re: Steve Bannon book

He’s a genius at lying He's not even any good at that. If he was, as soon as exerts of the book released, he would have coordinated with Bannon to jointly state that the claims were false and that the journalist made them up. Instead he goes to his "default setting" of insulting Bannon, t...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16316

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Thanks for that Zeke. So another one and a half years and a couple more financial reports left to be impacted by this (in hindsight) expensive bet. Hopefully it will be smooth sailing and atronger financial standing after that. CX is one of the airlines I admire most. I look forward to better thing...

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by zkojq
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 54
Views: 11118

Re: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max

Flyingsottsman wrote:
shankly wrote:
I will ask the question again, given the Islamic customer, does anyone know if the particular Boeing finance package is sharia based?


Can I ask, what is sharia based?


He's referring to the loans/financing for the aircraft being Sharia-Compliant.

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by zkojq
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 54
Views: 11118

Re: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max

Iran Aseman CEO revealed that Boeing will finance 30 aircraft. I wonder if the folks who called Airbus "desperate" because it looks as though they'll be financing part of IR's order, will also now call Boeing "desperate". :scratchchin: Of course not! Everyone knows that Airbus i...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3847

Re: Steve Bannon book

because he's more focused on other men's wives And not just the wives of any guy, but of his friends. President Trump used to boast that one of the things that made “life worth living” was sleeping with his friends’ wives, according to a new tell-all book. Before he was president, Trump would have ...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16316

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

The airline was actually profitable if the fuel hedging loss is not considered. Yes, but they have to be considered. Fuel hedging is entering into a contract. Hedging wouldn't work if the party 'out of the money' could back out of the contract immediately. As it stands, the hedging contract is cost...

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by zkojq
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7836

Re: Southwest Planes parked or scrapping?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
zkojq wrote:
A question; one of my friends saw a 737 in the Southwest livery at Naples, Italy a few days ago. Does anyone know the identity of that aircraft? (no idea where it was going to)


Could be former N650SW headed to Nigeria. Likely ferry is TUS-BGR-KEF-(somewhere in the UK)-NAP-LOS-KAN



Thank you!

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 47578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

- QF to fly daily A330-200 services on AKL-BNE, AKL-MEL & AKL-PER by year end. For AKL-MEL/BNE it's a fact, already loaded in the system. Not daily though, last time I checked. PER I don't think it can handle daily year-round, but maybe 3-4 weekly during the lower season may be a better choice....

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 47578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Jumping on the 2018 predictions train: - SQ to fly 787-10s to PER by year's end. - VA to open up BNE-HKG. - VH-EBG & VH-EBL to finally get refitted. - Confirmation of another few QF 787-9 orders. - QF opening BNE-ORD. - QF to fly daily A330-200 services on AKL-BNE, AKL-MEL & AKL-PER by year ...

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 87
Views: 16316

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

So many red flags, I don't know where to start! :redflag: :roll: Also, aren't you a CX employee? SQ's financial results disagree with you. SQ: profit https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/Investor-Relations/Financial-Results/News-Release/nr-q4fy1617.pdf CX: big loss https://www.reuters.com/article/...

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by zkojq
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3847

Re: Steve Bannon book

Now that Trump has passed the tax cuts, the elites & special interests who supported his election don't really need him anymore. 2. Bannon knew about the Veselnitskaya meeting on floor 25. 3. Therefore, Bannon is very likely to know more details about the collusion. Bannon does not need to agree...

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