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by zkojq
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 8576

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

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...

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by zkojq
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 325
Views: 6749

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

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...

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by zkojq
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 325
Views: 6749

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

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...

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by zkojq
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1161

Re: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?

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...

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by zkojq
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to...... Angola !?!?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: New Zealand to...... Angola !?!?!?

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 ...

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by zkojq
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 32588

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

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.

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Scaramucci: 'They'll all be fired by me'
Replies: 148
Views: 4255

Re: Scaramucci: 'They'll all be fired by me'

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. ...

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders more A330s for Level
Replies: 37
Views: 9629

Re: IAG orders more A330s for Level

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 ...

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by zkojq
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 32588

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

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...

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by zkojq
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders more A330s for Level
Replies: 37
Views: 9629

Re: IAG orders more A330s for Level

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...

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 16301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

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 ...

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by zkojq
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 335
Views: 6110

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

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...

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by zkojq
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 335
Views: 6110

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

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...

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by zkojq
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 131
Views: 25721

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

FWIW all of Lufthansa's A320neos are in service and have flown multiple revenue services over recent days, so there's that.

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by zkojq
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 8523

Re: Most underrated airline?

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?


Yes, correct. I've been told that the former TAM portion of LATAM is very hit and miss. Lets hope they improve to LAN standards soon. :)

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by zkojq
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps twitter feed
Replies: 49
Views: 1333

Re: Trumps twitter feet

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....

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2303

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

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...

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NPR tweets D of I, Trump supporters do their thing.
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: NPR tweets D of I, Trump supporters do their thing.

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.

Might I assume that the people in question consider themselves to be Constitutional Conservatives? :rotfl:

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales
Replies: 53
Views: 6915

Re: Airbus CEO Enders Takes Direct Control Of Airplane Sales

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...

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by zkojq
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 16301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

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...

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by zkojq
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17
Replies: 26
Views: 5236

Re: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17

Excellent. Now I'll be able to travel on an A380 one-stop to the Cote d'Azure from Auckland. :D

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by zkojq
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage
Replies: 44
Views: 1203

Re: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage

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...

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by zkojq
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YTZ Removes ad That was Insulting to cows
Replies: 35
Views: 3198

Re: YTZ Removes ad That was Insulting to cows

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...

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by zkojq
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 16301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

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...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 16301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

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...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 America's Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: 2017 America's Cup

Bongodog1964 wrote:
many attributed this to subbing Ben Ainslie into the crew

Many attribute it to Oracle making substantial alterations to their boat after each race. ;)

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options
Replies: 23
Views: 5531

Re: Fiji Airways mulls widebody fleet renewal options

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.

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 America's Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 595

2017 America's Cup

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...

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by zkojq
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-7Max
Replies: 15
Views: 3460

Re: 737-7Max

How many additional sales has the stretching of the 7MAX earned?

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 86460

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

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...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70410

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

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...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70410

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

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?

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emmanuel Macron's new party gets absolute majority in French National Assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Emmanuel Macron's new party gets absolute majority in French National Assembly

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...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Accomplishments
Replies: 55
Views: 1805

Re: Trump's Accomplishments

scbriml wrote:
He's destroyed ISIS.

It's true. His 30 day plan to destroy ISIS was an overwhelming success and has kept the world safe from the scourge of islamic extremism. It has cemented his legacy and historians will judge him as one of the greatest military minds of all time. Sun Tzu has nothing on him. ;)

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA
Replies: 13
Views: 3087

Re: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA

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...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 70410

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

I wonder if we will see some A321neo + A330neo orders from Cathay Dragon.

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 5014

Re: United Kingdom General Election

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...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Group and NEO/MAX orders/replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 5693

Re: QF Group and NEO/MAX orders/replacements

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...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 5014

Re: United Kingdom General Election

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...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament

It seems that there is still a live shooter inside the parliament? Hope the situation is brought under control quickly.

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 5014

Re: United Kingdom General Election

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.
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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.

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 4374

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

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...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 4374

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

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...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1834

Re: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM

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.

Dude, if there's one thing Auntie Helen can't possibly be accused of, it's not having enough balls.

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to acquire additional A350-900 and 777-300ER aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 8906

Re: Aeroflot to acquire 28 A350-900 and 6 777-300ER aircraft

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...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17749

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

jnev3289 wrote:
Where's the cost advantage that is required of a "LHLC"?

A very good question. Sounds like (at least for the short term) it's going to trash yields and bleed lots of cash. I'd have thought that IAG would be smarter than this.

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit
Replies: 143
Views: 4033

Re: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

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...

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by zkojq
Wed May 31, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to acquire additional A350-900 and 777-300ER aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 8906

Re: Aeroflot to acquire 28 A350-900 and 6 777-300ER aircraft

Very peculiar. It's not long ago that they were right on the brink of bankrupcy, no?

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