Welcome to AKL! SAS service is nothing to write home about.... certainly does;t stack up to NZ or LX I found their onboard service to be fine....the SAS service desk at OSL airport though was terrible. Will write the relevant trip report soon. OSL-LHR-HKG-AKL worked well when it was NZ metal all the...Jump to post
They have also always been violent themselves. Always? Riiiiight. :roll: Besides, we don't even know if it was intentional attack. Perhaps those anarchists attacked the car and the driver panicked, it's quite possible as antifa hates successful people who can afford to own a car. Well someone has t...Jump to post
What a sad day for america. The violence is sickening. I'd like to say I'm surprised by all the nazi apologists....but I'm really not. Some people have the mental gymnastics physique to rationalise anything. The number of people who aren't condemning this violence is disgusting. Left-wing progressiv...Jump to post
Meanwhile in Australia...... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGS8HxEUAAAI4c5.jpg A Melbourne cafe that caused a social media storm after charging men a tax and seating women first insists it has had a stack of support. Handsome Her, a vegan cafe in Brunswick, said it was charging men 18 per cent more in...Jump to post
What a waste of money negotiating the agreement. It will never be used. I understand the NZ passport has become a coveted item among the global elite. All it requires is a few million dollars and a few visits to NZ and you too can travel with a silver fern. Assuming there was enough interest coming ...Jump to post
Scott Hamilton isn't factually wrong, but proudly controversial. Agreed. I think that Hamilton is the only one in the Seattle Aerospace community who is critical of all Boeing's subsidies/taxbreaks/taxcredits which local taxpayers foot the bill for. For sure that puts him at odds with the hivemind.Jump to post
I'm just worried about Steve Bannon's back, what with the proclivity for auto fellatio and all. I'm surprised, I thought Bannon was more of a total wanker. I didn't realise that there was such a massive debate on this issue. ;) Out with the old and in with the new! That guy's teeth are disgusting. ...Jump to post
LV-FVH & FVI are 238 t; LV-GHQ & GIF are 242T. LV-GKO & P could also do the hops to Europe but since they are ex BR machines they do not have the pilots' rest area behind the cockpit, which is called for on these long flights to Europe, so they spend their days flying mostly to JFK and ...Jump to post
All this moaning about Leeham being anti-Boeing is hilarious. They're not anti-Boeing, but rather strongly critical of Boeing's management. Given the way that Boeing's management has catastrophically screwed up the 787 program, that's hardly a contentious position to take, even before considering th...Jump to post
The performance afforded by the 242T A332 makes it an ideal choice for BCN-EZE. The 238T version will do fine too, with a bit more careful planning - AR is flying both the 242T and 238T on the EZE-FCO route, slightly longer than EZE-BCN, and while the 242T works like a charm, there are no issues wi...Jump to post
NZE has a white nose cone as of yesterday. It's had that for months. I had just the two flights on MCA NPE-AKL. This is a reminder for me to try and get on MCP before it retires in order to "complete the set"... The ATR72-600 must surely start to make a bigger impact in AKL operations as ...Jump to post
we also see a lot of eastern Europeans coming to the UK for lower paid jobs who then send the majority of their earnings back to families in their home countries, where that monies spending power is vastly greater.... So yes, while they do contribute via taxes, they are actually taking a lot of mon...Jump to post
Most EU citizens who move to the UK do so for work, where they pay taxs....most UK nationals who move to continental Europe are doing so for retirement. The later group are much more fiscally burdensome to their new state of residence. Personally, I'm looking forward to the UK-EU Brexit talks failin...Jump to post
ojjunior wrote:zkojq wrote:LAN/LATAM.
I believe you're talking about the old Chilean LAN's portion in the current LATAM's network, right?
Honestly, the more that Trump tries to make people see CNN as his enemy, the better it will make CNN look once he get impeached or brought down by his links to Russia. Ironic given how lacking CNN is in the journalism department... Anyway, the real story here is the user who actually made the video....Jump to post
Rivals =/= adversaries.Jump to post
After being in office only five months, the Current POTUS, through his policy of disengagement across the globe, has created a leadership vacuum in the world. There might have been a vacuum, but Merkel and Macron have been quick to step up and fill it. Good to hear, US influences haven't brought th...Jump to post
LittleFokker wrote:Naturally, Trump's collection of poo flinging supporters assumed that NPR was talking about their guy, not King George. The results speak for themselves.
Storm in a teacup, no? Enders handles sales whilst Bregier looks after engineering/development. Is there actually any tension between the two? I'm certainly not seeing any evidence of that. I doubt that it's actually the case with the journalists very selectively quoting 'sources' just to juice up a...Jump to post
Emirates' A6-EOM brought the America's Cup back home today: https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19642692_1776025702422474_6465770782459320198_n.jpg?oh=af75a504b173fe1fdfc227d12e1300de&oe=59DA4206 It's lucky that EK now has A380s operating EK448/EK449. If that was a ten abreast 777, the...Jump to post
All of Germany's Muslim MPs voted in favour of same-sex marriage. All six of Germany's Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the bill. The Green Party, who launched rainbow confetti into the chamber when the result was announc...Jump to post
It's also very insulting for those of us who farm cows. Whilst treating cows like shit (holding them in feedlots, feeding them nothing but grain, beating them etc) is the way of life in some parts of the world, in the better parts of the planet we treat the bovine creatures entrusted to us with resp...Jump to post
Speaking of 767s actually, I've been overseas for a couple of months and haven't been following a.net very closely, but did anyone do a trip report on the 767 retirement flight? Or will I have to write one? I did a quick skim of the trip reports forum but couldn't find anything. Were any a.netters a...Jump to post
Anyone know which of the International A320s are owned? Somehow though, it won't seem quite the same as another crew walking down the steps off a white, green and blue 767... For the record, it was ZK-NCI who originally brought the Americas Cup home back in the 1990s. I wonder which EK A380 will get...Jump to post
Honestly, the A330-200s are perfect for FJ. I don't see them changing any time soon, though that's not to say that they won't add the odd second hand -200 or -300.Jump to post
I should have made a thread a bit earlier to discuss this round of the America's Cup, since we're already on match point, but anyway... This round has introduced revolutionary 50ft Foiling Catamarans, which are substantially faster and more spectacular to watch than previous America's Cup. They've t...Jump to post
West Atlantic to lease four 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters from GECAS. https://twitter.com/GECASNews/status/877104425659138049 It looks like the MAX 200 designation is being quietly dropped in favour of reference to a higher capacity MAX 8, which makes sense because that's really what the MAX 2...Jump to post
AirAsia's Tony Fernandes just posted a photo of a group of AirAsia cabin crew standing next to some Paris landmarks. Any idea what they might be ordering? Croissants? They look like they're here for a media event of somekind. Maybe AirAsia X to get some A330-800s inorder to serve Europe with? (conv...Jump to post
Excellent news. This shows how well the French system works and how responsive it is to the populace. How many other countries ever have most incumbent representatives booted out on election day? Most of the rest of the (democratic) world has ineffective two/three party systems that virtually guaran...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:He's destroyed ISIS.
Does LH ever fly a standard painted A343, everything I'm at work all I ever see is the star alliance plane Lufthansa's flights from Frankfurt to San Jose, Tampa, Panama and Bangkok(I think) are actually operated by Lufthansa CityLine. As such, they're not allowed to be flown in aircraft with Luftha...Jump to post
So now that Corbyn has led Labour to a twenty point swing in their favour, will the media finally stop declaring him to be unelectable? Will his Blair-worshipping MPs take a temporary hiatus from backstabbing him? How much more can the government get away with cutting the NHS. May's hubris seems eve...Jump to post
IMO an A321 subfleet is inevitable, but I agree with qf002 that, Qantas can for the most part skip a generation with regards to narrowbody replacements. I'd love to see some 737-8MAXs though. Happily the prospect of 737-9MAXs seems to be a non-starter. I think the relevant question is how large coul...Jump to post
Heard someone on the radio yesterday saying that even though he "knows" that labour will ruin the economy he can't vote for anyone else as he is labour through and through - strange logic indeed! British people already voted to ruin the economy by voting for Brexit in the referendum. ;) b...Jump to post
The media is pulling out all the stops to helping May as much as they possibly can:
https://twitter.com/SimonNRicketts/stat ... 7432193026
Earlier, the BBC blurred Corbyn's name from the shirt of one of the singers at the Manchester concert.
It's sad to see powers at be itching to turn this into a conflict with Iran of some kind. So, another case of despotic foreign leaders taking advantage of Trump's ignorance and playing him like a banjo to serve their own goals... And now the idiot in chief is admitting to it by trying to somehow tak...Jump to post
I wish that Western governments would do the same to Saudi Arabia. Well I'm all for calling out supporters of terrorism but you will find them in all the mentioned countries, so I don't think anything will happen on that front. Yes but compared to Saudi Arabia, financial support for the spread of Wa...Jump to post
Reminds me a bit of this incident last year:
Congratulations, I hope he does a good job.
Kiwirob wrote:If Helen Clark had the balls to come out she would have beaten him to this silly title over a decade ago.
Very peculiar. It's not long ago that they were right on the brink of bankrupcy, no? Yes Russian aviation took a hit not so long ago but seems to be recovering. Transaero and UTair left a big gap as Rossiya and even Vim Airlines are adding second-hand widebody aircraft as fast as they can. UTair? W...Jump to post
Meanwhile in the Netherlands, prisons are closing because the country is so safe! In 2013, 19 prisons in the Netherlands closed because the country didn't have enough criminals to fill them. Now, five more are slated to close their doors by the end of the summer, according to internal documents obta...Jump to post
Very peculiar. It's not long ago that they were right on the brink of bankrupcy, no?Jump to post